The Centre is yet to notify the appointment of Justice S Vaidyanathan as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.
It may be mentioned that the Supreme Court collegium on November 1 has proposed to appoint Justice Vaidyanathan as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
The proposal for his appointment has come a day after the incumbent Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee retired on November 1.
However, 19 days have passed but the Law Ministry is yet to issue the notification regarding the appointment of Justice Vaidyanathan.
Justice Vaidyanathan is currently the judge of Madras High Court.
At present, Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew is taking charge as Acting Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is slated to hear tomorrow (November 20) the issue of delay by the Centre in notifying about the appointment or transfer of judges after recommendations were forwarded by the collegium.
A bench of Justices S K Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia will take up the matter for hearing.
The Supreme Court had recently expressed grave concern against the delay by the Centre in clearing names proposed or reiterated by the collegium for appointment to the Supreme Court and high courts, or transfer between high courts.