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Article 224A Retired Judges of High Court of The Indian Constitution

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Article 224A: 1Appointment of retired Judges at sittings of High Courts

Notwithstanding anything in this Chapter, 2the National Judicial Appointments Commission on a reference made to it by the Chief Justice of a High Court for any State, may with the previous consent of the President, request any person who has held the office of a Judge of that Court or of any other High Court to sit and act as a Judge of the High Court for that State, and every such person so requested shall, while so sitting and acting, be entitled to such allowances as the President may by order determine and have all the jurisdiction, powers and privileges of, but shall not otherwise be deemed to be, a Judge of that High Court:

Provided that nothing in this article shall be deemed to require any such person as aforesaid to sit and act as a Judge of that High Court unless he consents so to do.


  1. Inserted by the 15th Constitution Amendment Act, 1963.
  2. Substituted by the 99thConstitutional Amendment Act, 2014, for “the Chief Justice of a High Court for any State may at any time, with the previous consent of the President” (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.

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Article 224A Appointment of retired Judges at sittings of High Courts of Indian Constitution

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