The Central Government has notified the appointment of three Additional Judges to the Calcutta High Court for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices.
They are as follows,
1. Ananva Bandyopadhyay, Judicial Officer
2. Rai Chattopadhyay, Judicial Officer
3. Subhendu Samanta, Judicial Officer
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informed this via his twitter handle 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 (i) Ms. Ananya Bandyopadhyay, (ii) Smt. Rai Chattopadhyay and (iii) Shri Subhendu Samanta, to be Additional Judges of the Calcutta High Court, in that order of seniority, for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices", the notification issued by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India stated.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the names of the aforementioned Judicial Officers as Judges of the Calcutta High Court on September 4, 2021. Thereafter, in its meeting held on 11 November 2021, the Supreme Court Collegium had reiterated its earlier recommendations.
With the new appointments, the Calcutta High Court will have 42 judges as against the sanctioned strength of 72 judges.