As on 01.02.2019, there was a working strength of 28 Judges in Supreme Court of India out of 31 sanctioned Judges. Hence there was a vacancy of 3 Judges in Supreme Court of India as on 01.02.2019. The top 5 High Courts named Andhra Pradesh, Calcutta, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Patna has been observed with highest percentage of vacancies with respect to Judges as on 01.02.2019.
We have seen Andhra Pradesh High Court with 64.86% vacancy in Judges as on 01.02.2019. Only 13 Judges were working in Andhra Pradesh High Court as on as on 01.02.2019 out of the sanctioned strength of 37 Judges. Calcutta, Karnataka and Rajasthan High Court have been found with 50% vacancy in each with respect to Judges as on 01.02.2019. Sanctioned strength of Judges for Calcutta, Karnataka and Rajasthan High Court was 72, 62 and 50 respectively as on 01.02.2019. The vacancy of Judges was 36 in Calcutta High Court, 31 in Karnataka High Court and 25 in Rajasthan High Court as on 01.02.2019.
Patna High Court has been observed with 49.06% vacancy of Judges as on 01.02.2019. There was a working strength of 27 Judges in Patna High Court as on 01.02.2019 out of 53 Sanctioned Judges.
As on 01.02.2019, Sikkim High Court was the only Court in India which has been seen with 100% working Judges out of 3 sanctioned Judges.
Note: Source: RAJYA SABHA SESSION – 248 UNSTARRED QUESTION No 705.
Resource Title: Court-wise Number of Vacancies of Judges in Various High Courts as on 01.02.2019 (From : Ministry of Law & Justice)