Transfer of HC Judges


  • Article 222 (1) of the Constitution deals with the transfer of a High Court judge to another High Court. It says that the “President may, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, transfer a judge from one High Court to any other High Court.”
  • The Supreme Court, in the Second Judges Case of 1993, had held in a majority judgment that consent of the judge was not necessary for transferring him out, provided it was done with the full and effective consultation with the Chief Justice of India.
  • The transfer should be done in public interest and not as a punishment.
  • Refer Judiciary Chapter from Laxmikant
  • Important because one HC judge has been sent a contempt notice by SC .

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