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As retirement eats into fresh appointment of judges, it may take 15 years to fill up existing vacancies
Going by the current rate of appointments of judges in high courts, and considering that 75-85 judges retire on an average every year, it will take at least 15 years to fill up the existing 427 vacancies in all the 24 HCs. Vacancies in HCs jumped to 40% on August 31 with 427 posts falling vacant and the working strength of judges coming down to 652 against a total approved posts of 1,079.
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