The Central Government today notified the appointment of Ms.Shoba Annamma Eapen, Advocate, as an additional judge of the Kerala High Court.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informed this in twitter today afternoon.
"In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Smt. Shoba Annamma Eapen, to be an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court, for a period of two years with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office", the notification issued by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India stated.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the name of Shoba Annamma Eapen along with the names of three other advocates on September 1, 2021. Among those recommended names, the Centre had cleared the appointment of Advocate Basant Balaji as an additional judge of the Kerala High Court on October 6, 2021.
The name of Shoba Annamma Eapen was reiterated along with the names of two others by the Supreme Court collegium on November 11.
With the new appointment, the Kerala High Court will have 40 judges as against a sanctioned strength of 47 judges.