MeraNews Network, Gandhinagar: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Tuesday appointed four new judges to the Gujarat High Court. The number of judges in the high court will now rise to 31 from 27.

Umesh Amrutlal Trivedi, Ajaykumar Chandulal Rao, Vireshkumar Bavchandbhai Mayani and Dr Ashutosh Pushkerray Thaker are the four judges appointed by the center to the Gujarat High Court, which now takes the number of judges including the chief justice to 31. The appointment was announced in a letter signed by the joint secretary to law and justice ministry Rajinder Kashyap.

But currently, the Gujarat High Court needs at least 42 judges to make sure that the wheels of the judiciary in the state run uninterrupted, but the high court is still 11 judges short. So the burden of finishing off legal cases and disputes in the state is huge and is weighing down the efficiency with which justice can be provided to the citizens.

Other than Gujarat High Court, the law ministry had also appointed four new judges to the Delhi High Court too on Monday.