This is the first set of recommendations the collegium made after staging a comeback last week. The Law Ministry had on Sunday sent files of 21 additional judges to the collegium whose terms are coming to an end by October 30 for its immediate consideration.
Accepting the recommendation of the collegium, the extension or 'reappointment' has been cleared by the government. Since the President is in Suri, West Bengal, the files will be sent to him there today, sources in the government said here.
Once the warrants of their appointments are signed, government could call the registrars of the High Courts concerned to Kolkata to collect the documents to save time, the sources said. The government had on Monday approved a recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium, made before the NJAC Act came into force on April 13, to re-appoint an additional judge in the Bombay High Court.
]The additional judges, whose two-year terms are coming to an end, are from the High Courts of Andhra Pradesh/Telangana, Calcutta and Karnataka. To overcome shortage of judges, government had sought permission of the Apex Court to give extension to additional judges in various high courts whose tenure of two years was coming to an end as an interim measure.

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