Chennai:Senior Advocate V.Lakshminarayanan was
on Monday sworn-in as Additional Judge of the Madras High Court.
Acting Chief Justice T Raja administered the oath of office to him.
With his elevation from the Bar, the working strength of the Madras
High Court has increased to 58, as against its sanctioned strength
of 75 judges and the number of vacancies has come down to 17.
On January 17, the HC had recommended eight lawyers to the Supreme
Court Collegium for elevation as additional judges.
Subsequently on February 7, Victoria Gowri, Pillaipakkam Bahukutumbi
Balaji, Kandhasami Kulandaivelu Ramakrishnan, and judicial officers
Ramachandran Kalaimathi, and K Govindarajan Thilakavadi have assumed
charge as additional judges of Madras High Court.