New Delhi: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has returned 43 names recommended by the collegium for appointment as HC judges.
Out of the 77 names recommended by the collegium, 34 have been cleared for appointment as HC judges.
Giving this information, the attorney-general told the Supreme Court on Friday that that not a single file on the appointment of judges was pending with the government.
The fresh memorandum of procedure draft sent by the government to the apex court on August 3, is yet to receive a reply from the judiciary, the AG added.
Following this, the Chief Justice of India said the collegium will now meet on November 15 to discuss the matter, and posted the matter for next hearing on Nov 18.