Q. With reference to “Judges of High Court”, consider the following statements:
1. They are appointed by governor of the state in consultation with Chief Justice of India.
2. The age of retirement of HC judges is 65 years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect: Article 217 of the Constitution states that the Judge of a High Court shall be appointed by the President in consultation with the CJI, Governor of the state.
Statement 2 is incorrect: The age of retirement is 65 years for SC judges and 62 for HC judges, unlike in the United States, where Supreme Court judges serve for life.
Source: Indian Express