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Article 223 of the Constitution

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

Article 223 of the Constitution:


The President of India in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, appointed Justice Rajesh Bindal, senior-most Judge of Calcutta High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of the court.

About Article 223 of the Indian Constitution:

“Appointment of acting Chief Justice”

When the office of Chief Justice of High Court is vacant or when any such Chief Justice is, by reason of absence or otherwise, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such one of the other Judges of the Court as the President may appoint for the purposes.


Prelims Link:

  1. Article 223 is related to?
  2. The procedure.
  3. Powers and functions.

Mains Link:

Write a note on the procedure to be followed while appointing a Chief Justice to a High Court.

Sources: PIB.