|Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct in relation to the Acting and Ad hoc judges of the Supreme Court?|
|1. Ad hoc judges are appointed from among the retired judges of the Supreme Court.|
|2. Acting judges are not deemed to be judges of the Supreme Court.|
|3. The consent of the person himself is required in case of appointment as either Acting judge or Ad hoc judge.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.|
A) Only 1
B) 1 and 2
C) Only 2
D) 2 and 3
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Statement 1 is incorrect because Ad hoc judges are appointed from among High Court Judges qualified to be Supreme Court Judges and not from retired Supreme Court Judges. Statement 2 is correct. Acting judges are retired judges of the Supreme Court who are appointed for a temporary period and are not deemed to be Judges of the Supreme Court even though they have all the powers, privileges and jurisdiction of a normal Supreme Court Judge. Statement 3 is also correct and prior consent of the person is necessary before being appointed as either Ad hoc judge or Acting judge. In addition, in case of Ad hoc judges, consent of the Chief Justice of the High Court and in case of Acting judge, the consent of the President is also required. Thus, the right answer is [d].
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