The Manipur High Court, sanctioned with the strength of 5 judges, is functioning with only 4 judges with 1 vacancy. In lieu of this, The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Justice Ahanthem Bimol Singh, Additional Judge of Manipur High Court be made Permanent judge of the court. The Collegium held a meeting on Wednesday and the issue was discussed at this meeting.

On 20th of February 2020, this Collegium had recommended another Justice Singh to be appointed as the Additional Judge of the Manipur High Court and on March 18th, 2020 he was appointed. It can be clearly noted that the opinion of the Collegium plays a vital role in the appointment of judges.

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