Independence Of High Court

The following factors contribute tD the independence of the High Court.

(i) The removal of High Court Judges through impeachment is difficult.

(ii) The salaries and allowances of High Court Judges are charged on the Consolidated Fund of the State. These are not votable and cannot be ordinarily reduced during their tenure in office.

The appointment of High Court Judges is not political in nature. They are appointed by the President of India in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice of the High Court (in case of other judges) und the Governor of the state. Thus, the judiciary has a significant say in the appointment of High Court Judges.

(iv) After retirement, a High Court Judge shall not plead or act in a Court or before any authority in India except the Supreme Court and a High Court other than the one in \vhich he has held the office.

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