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Which constitutional amendment raised the age of retirement of a High Court Judge from 60 to 62 years?
1. 17th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1964
2. 15th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1963
3. 19th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1966
4. 21st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1967

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 15th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1963

The correct answer is 15th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1963.

  • 15th Constitutional amendment act 1963:
    • Enabling high court to issue writs to any person or authority even outside its territorial jurisdiction if the cause of action arises within the territorial limit.
    • Increasing the retirement age of HC judges from 60 to 62.
    • Provided for the appointment of retired judges of the high court and acting judges of the same court.
    • Provided for compensatory allowance to judge after transfer from one court to another.
    • Enabled the retired HC judges to act as ad-hoc judges for SC.
    • Procedure for determining the age of HC and SC judges

 

17th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1964
  • Prohibited the acquisition of land under personal cultivation unless the market value of the land is paid as compensation.
  • Included 44 more Acts in the Ninth Schedule
19th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1966
  • Art.324 was amended to clarify the duties of the Election Commission.
21st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1967
  • The Sindhi language was included as a 15th regional language in the Eighth Schedule.
 

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