The centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that on an average the government takes 127 days for clearing the recommendation sent to it during the process of appointing judges to the higher judiciary, whereas the top court collegium takes 119 days to deal with it. 

Attorney General KK Venugopal told a bench of Justice SK Kaul and Justice KM Joseph that high courts across the country have not even recommended the names for appointment of judges for 199 out of 396 vacancies. 

Taking note of Mr Venugopal’s submissions, the apex court asked the registrars general of all the high courts to explain the current vacancy position as on today and also the vacancies which would arise in the future. The bench said registrars general of the high courts would also explain within four weeks the time period required by them for making recommendations for the vacancy of judges.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/centre-supreme-court-debate-timelines-over-delay-in-judge-appointments-2181626

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