New Delhi, Oct 5: The Attorney General of India while assuring the Supreme Court that the process of appointment of judges to the higher judiciary is on fast track mode also submitted that 26 names had been cleared.
In an in chamber hearing, the AG submitted the list of names that were cleared by the government for the appointment of judges to the high courts.
Among the 26 names that have been cleared, the AG said that 16 were to the Madras High Court. Five names in Kerala, three for Chattisgarh and two in Jharkhand had been cleared, the AG also stated.
When the Chief Justice of India, T S Thakur asked the AG about the rest of the names, he assured them that the process was underway. He also sought time until October 28 to file another report on the matter.
The CJI told the AG that a total of 110 names had been proposed. He also said that some of the names had been proposed almost nine months back.
The AG said that the process was on fast track mode. More names will be cleared and a report would be submitted on October 28, he also said. He also assured the CJI that the government would process on top priority all the proposals made by the Supreme Court's collegium.