Points to Remember:
- Senior judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vikram Nath, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.
- Notably, the SC Collegium reversed its earlier recommendation to appoint Nath as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on the Centre’s request.
Facts regarding Chief Justice of High Courts:
- A Judge of High Court holds the office until he completes the age of 62 years. (In Supreme Court it is 65 years).
- Transfer of High Court Judges is done by the President.
- The President of India can remove a Judge of the High Court, from his office only if each house of the parliament passes a resolution.
- There is no minimum age fixed for high Court judges.
- Pension of retired high court judges comes from Consolidated Fund of India.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Recently who has been named the new Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court? Vikram Nath
- What is the superannuation age limit for High court Judges? 62 years
- From where did the pension of High Court judges comes from? Consolidated Fund of India