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Article 222 of The Indian Constitution: Transfer of High Court Judge

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Article 222: Transfer of a Judge from one High Court to another

222(1): The President may, 1on the recommendation of the National Judicial Appointments Commission referred to in article 124A, transfer a Judge from one High Court to any other High Court 2.

222(2): 3When a Judge has been or is so transferred, he shall, during the period he serves, after the commencement of the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 1963, as a Judge of the other High Court, be entitled to receive in addition to his salary such compensatory allowance as may be determined by Parliament by law and, until so determined, such compensatory allowance as the President may by order fix.


  1. Substituted by the 99th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2014, for “after consultation with the Chief Justice of India” (w.e.f. 13-4-2015). This amendment has been struck down by the Supreme Court vide its order dated the 16th October, 2015 in the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association and Another Vs. Union of India reported in AIR 2016 SC 117.
  2. The words “within the territory of India” omitted by the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956, (w.e.f. 1-11-1956).
  3. Inserted by the 15th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1963, (w.e.f. 5-10-1963). Original clause (2) was omitted by the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956, (w.e.f. 1-11-1956).

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Article 222 of The Indian Constitution, Transfer of a Judge from one High Court to another

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