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Article 224 High Court Additional And Acting Judge of Indian Constitution

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Article 224: 1Appointment of additional and acting Judges

224(1): If by reason of any temporary increase in the business of a High Court or by reason of arrears of work therein, it appears to the President that the number of the Judges of that Court should be for the time being increased, 2the President may, in consultation with the National Judicial Appointments Commission, appoint duly qualified persons to be additional Judges of the Court for such period not exceeding two years as he may specify.

224(2): When any Judge of a High Court other than the Chief Justice is by reason of absence or for any other reason unable to perform the duties of his office or is appointed to act temporarily as Chief Justice, 6[the President may, in consultation with the National Judicial Appointments Commission, appoint a duly qualified person to act as a Judge of that Court until the permanent Judge has resumed his duties.

224(3): No person appointed as an additional or acting Judge of a High Court shall hold office after attaining the age of 3sixty-two years.


  1. Substituted by the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956,(w.e.f. 1-11-1956).
  2. Substituted by the 99thConstitutional Amendment Act, 2014, for “the President may appoint” (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.
  3. Substituted by the 15th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1963, for “sixty years” (w.e.f. 5-10-1963).

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Article 224 Appointment of additional and acting Judges of high court of the Indian constitution.

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