Q. Consider the following statements regarding tenure of high court judge:
1.He holds office until he attains the age of 65 years.
2.He can resign his office by writing to the governor.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: The Constitution has not fixed the tenure of a judge of a high court. However, it makes the following four provisions in this regard:
- He holds office until he attains the age of 62 years. Any questions regarding his age is to be decided by the president after consultation with the chief justice of India and the decision of the president is final.
- He can resign his office by writing to the president.
- He can be removed from his office by the President on the recommendation of the Parliament.
- He vacates his office when he is appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court or when he is transferred to another high court.
Source: Laxmikanth’s Polity