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Punjab, Haryana HC to get 2 more judges

Sanjeev Verma, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, November 23, 2013
First Published: 12:54 IST(23/11/2013) | Last Updated: 12:56 IST(23/11/2013)

The Punjab and Haryana high court will get two more judges, as senior advocate Arun Palli and advocate HS Sidhu are clear for elevation to the posts.


The Supreme Court collegium led by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam has cleared the two names and now sent the file to the union ministry of law and justice for further action. The names will go to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and then to the President for final stamp. The high court has 47 judges against the sanctioned strength of 68.

Palli is a designated senior advocate for the past seven years, while Sidhu is additional advocate general in Punjab. Palli is son of justice PK Palli, who retired as judge in the Himachal Pradesh high court. He has expertise in civil, revenue, constitutional and other branches of law.

Sidhu, with his vast experience, has been representing the Punjab government in important cases in the court of the chief justice. The high court collegium recommended the names of Palli and Sidhu for the second time after March, when it had also sent four other names that the Supreme Court collegium rejected after criticism from the high court bar association in a memorandum written on May 5.

The Supreme Court had directed the high court collegium to re-consider the names of Palli and Sidhu, following which the high court collegium had found both meritorious for elevation, and recommended them again to the apex court.

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