The High Court consists of a Chief Justice of India and other judges which are appointed by the President of the country. The President may also appoint additional judges for a temporary period not exceeding two years. He may also appoint an acting judge when a judge of the High Court is temporarily absent or is unable to perform his duties.
The other Judges of the High Court are appointed by the President of India after the consultation with the Chief Justice of High Court and the Governor of the State concerned.
Service conditions of the judges of the High Court ensure the independent authority and the working of the Constitution.
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