The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended names of five additional judges of the Calcutta High Court, who should be made permanent judges of that court.
The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the Collegium held on April 19.
The five judges who have been approved for the appointment as permanent judges are:
- Justice Kesang Doma Bhutia;
- Justice Rabindranath Samanta;
- Justice Sugato Majumdar;
- Justice Bivas Pattanayak; and
- Justice Ananda Kumar Mukherjee.
As on April 1, 2022, the sanctioned strength of the Calcutta High Court is 72 judges, whereas they are functioning with 39 judges, a vacancy position of 33.