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JUDICIARY-Transfer of High Court Judges

JUDICIARY Transfer of High Court Judges A G Noorani ALTHOUGH the aspect of transfer of High Court Judges from one state to another is being studiously underplayed, it is quite clear that it forms an integral and inseparable part of the new dispensa- tion for the High Courts which the Government of India has in mind. The Union Law Minister, P Shiv Shankar, outlined in the Lok Sabha on July 24 three proposals. First, as a matter of policy, the Chief Justice of a High Court should be from outside the state; secondly, one-third of the Judges of a High Court should also be from outside; and, lastly, these appointments should be made by transfering Judges from one High Court to another.

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