The central government is considering the retirement age of the judges of the High Court and the Supreme Court.
Amendment will have to be done in the Constitution of India. The Bar Council of India held a meeting with the officials of the Bar Council of all the states.
The Joint Meeting of all the State Bar Councils, the office-bearers of High
Court Bar Associations and Bar Council of India held last week has
discussed the issue with regard to enhancement of age of superannuation of
Judges of High Court and Supreme Court. The same was thoroughly
considered; and after consideration, the meeting unanimously came to a
conclusion that there should be immediate amendment in the Constitution
and the retirement age of Judges of High Court should be enhanced from 62
to 65 years and the age of superannuation of the Judges of Supreme Court
should be enhanced to 67 years. The joint meeting has also resolved to
propose to the Parliament to consider to amend the various Statutes so that
even the experienced Advocates could be appointed as the Chairpersons of
various commissions and other Forums. The resolution passed in the Joint
Meeting is deemed to be approved by the Council, which is also a part of the
The copy of the resolution was decided to be communicated to Hon’ ble the
Prime Minister of India and Hon’ble Union Minister for Law and Justice for
the immediate action on the resolution.