DELHI, FEBRUARY 11: Appointment of Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts is made under Articles 124, 217 and 224 of the Constitution of India, which do not provide for reservation for any caste or class of persons. As per Memorandum of Procedure for appointment of Judges of High Court, the Chief Justice of High Court is required to initiate the proposal in consultation with two senior most Judges. The Government has therefore been requesting the Chief Justices of High Courts that while sending proposals for appointment of Judges, due consideration be given to suitable candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities and Women to ensure social diversity in appointment of Judges in High Courts. As per Constitutional framework, the selection and appointment of Judges in Subordinate Courts is the responsibility of the concerned High Courts and State Governments. More women Judges and lawyers is expected to add to social diversity of the overall justice delivery system.
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This information was given by Shri Kiren Rijiju Union Minister of Law and Justice, in Lok Sabha today.