The government is learnt to have cleared the names of six lawyers for elevation as judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The file has been cleared and is set to be sent to the President for his approval, sources said today.
In July last year, the Supreme Court collegium had cleared the names of seven advocates for elevation as judges, they said.
But the names of six of them have been cleared by the government, the sources said, adding one proposal has been put on hold.
Those cleared for appointment are understood to be Arvind Singh Sangwan, former additional advocate general Mahabir Singh Sindhu, former Haryana senior deputy advocate general Rajbir Sehrawat, senior advocate Anil Khetrapal, Sudhir Mittal and Avneesh Jhingan.
Two judges were appointed to the Punjab and Haryana High Court last week.
( Source – PTI )