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President appoints Justice Nargal as additional judge for 1 more year

02:57 AM May 10, 2024 IST | GK LEGAL CORRESPONDENT
president appoints justice nargal as additional judge for 1 more year
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Srinagar, May 9:  The President of India Thursday appointed Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal as Additional Judge of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh for one year from June 3.

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“In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal, Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, to be an Additional Judge of that High Court for one year with effect from June 3, 2024,” reads a notification issued by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

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On April 24, the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud had recommended the extension of the term of Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal as additional judge for a year.

In February, the Collegium of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh made the recommendation for the appointment of Justice Nargal as an Additional Judge for a fresh term as no vacancy of a Permanent Judge was available.

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The SC Collegium said that the committee of two judges of the Supreme Court constituted by the Chief Justice of India assessed the judgments of Justice Nargal and rated the quality of his judgments as “good”.

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It said that the SC Collegium scrutinised and evaluated the material placed on record including the opinion of the consultee judges who are conversant with the affairs of the J&K and Ladakh HC.

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Having regard to all the relevant factors, the SC Collegium had recommended that Justice Nargal be appointed as an Additional Judge for a fresh term of one year with effect from June 3, 2024.

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