If some credible buzz are to be believed Umesh Chandra Srivastava , District & Sessions Judge, Pratapgarh, may shortly be appointed as Judge, Aallahabad High Court. Sri Srivastava a native of Azamgarh was appointed in Judicial Service in October 1981. He has been serving as District & Sessions Judge, Pratapgarh, since Feb 25, 2014. Prior to his stint in Pratapgarh, he served as District & Sessions Judge, Chitrakoot (UP).
After the appointment of seven Additional Judges with Allahabad HC in the month of February this year it is the turn for over a dozen Judges to be added to the strength. At present 76 posts (17 permanent judges and 59 additional judges) are vacant as against the approved strength of 160 judges in Allahabad High Court.