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Jaipur: Nine new judges will soon be appointed in the Rajasthan High Court. Of these, three are from the advocate quota and six from the judicial officer quota. The Ministry of Law, Government of India, has given consent on the names and in such a situation, the appointment warrants of all these new nine judges will be issued soon. Additional Advocate General Ganesh Ram Meena and Advocate Anil Upman from Jaipur and Nupur Bhati from Jodhpur are among the names of judges from advocate quota. Advocate Nupur Bhati is the wife of sitting High Court Judge Pushpendra Singh Bhati. It is worth mentioning that in November 2022, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the appointment of Anil Upman from Jaipur and Nupur Bhati from Jodhpur as High Court judges in the advocate quota as the name of Ganesh Ram Meena had already been recommended from advocate quota. While the Collegium had approved the names of Rajendra Prakash Soni, Ashok Kumar Jain, Yogendra Kumar Purohit, Bhuvan Goyal, Praveer Bhatnagar and Ashutosh Kumar from the judicial officer quota. Notably, as against the sanctioned strength of 50 posts in Rajasthan High Court, only 26 judges including Chief Justice are working and 24 posts of judges are lying vacant. In such a situation, after the appointment of 9 new judges, the total number of judges including the CJ in the Rajasthan High Court will be 35. Along with this, the Supreme Court Collegium has also recommended transfer of Madras High Court’s Acting Chief Justice T Raja to Rajasthan High Court. After the transfer of Justice T Raja, there will be 36 judges in the High Court.