Grapvine has it that Vinod Kumar Srivastava-III, District & Sessions Judge, Lucknow, may shortly be appointed as Aallahabad High Court Judge. Srivastava, a native of Jaunpur, was appointed in Judicial Service in April 1981. He has been serving as District & Sessions Judge, Lucknow since May 2014. Prior to his stint in Lucknow he served as District & Sessions Judge, Etah (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.