As many as seven senior lawyers are going to become judges of the Andhra Pradesh high court soon, taking the total number of judges in the high court to 27.

According to a notification from the Supreme Court on Monday, the collegium of the apex court has recommended the appointment of seven lawyers as judges of the Andhra Pradesh high court.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the collegium held on January 29, the notification said.

The lawyers whose names have been recommended are: Konakanti Sreenivasa Reddy @Srinivasa Reddy; Gannamaneni Ramakrishna Prasad; Venkateswarlu Nimmagadda; Tarlada Rajasekhar Rao; Satti Subba Reddy; Ravi Cheemalapati; and Vaddiboyana Sujatha.

The collegium’s recommendations have been forwarded to the Union law ministry, which would take the final decision and recommend to the President of India for the appointment of the new judges.

As on January 17, 2022, the Andhra Pradesh High Court is functioning with 20 judges as against its sanctioned strength of 37, a vacancy position of 17.

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