Supreme Court: Recently, the Central Government has issued an order appointing two more judges in the Supreme Court. With this, the number of judges in the court increased to 34. Two newly appointed judges… Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arvind Kumar will take oath as Supreme Judges. After their swearing in, the Supreme Court will function at full capacity.
First Published Feb 11, 2023, 5:29 AM IST
Supreme Court: The Supreme Court, the highest court of the country, has reached its full strength (34) after a long time. Recently, the central government issued an order on Friday appointing two more judges in the Supreme Court. With this, the number of judges in the Supreme Court has increased to 34. The two newly appointed judges, Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arvind Kumar, will take oath in two days.
With their swearing in, the Supreme Court will function at full capacity. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju disclosed this through his Twitter account. He said that two Chief Justices of the High Court were appointed to the Supreme Court on Friday, thereby increasing the number of judges in the Supreme Court. He wished them well.
However.. Justice Rajesh Bindal served as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court till now..Justice Arvind Kumar as the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court. The Collegium recommended to the Center on January 31 that they should be appointed as judges of the Supreme Court. The Department of Law under the Union Ministry of Law has issued a special notification regarding their appointments.
Earlier on February 6, five judges were appointed in the Supreme Court. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud administered the oath to Justice Pankaj Mittal, Justice Sanjay Karol, Justice Sanjay Kumar, Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Justice Manoj Mishra as judges of the Supreme Court on Monday. According to the resolution uploaded on the Supreme Court website, all six members headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud unanimously accepted Justice Bindal, while Justice KM Joseph objected to the name of Justice Kumar.
Justice Prithinker Diwakar and Justice Sonia Giridhar Gokani will be appointed as interim Chief Justices of Allahabad and Gujarat High Courts after the addition of these judges. Both are senior most judges in their respective high courts. Born on April 16, 1961, Justice Bindal was supposed to retire in April this year at the age of 62, but now that he has been elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court, he will serve for another three years.
Last Updated Feb 11, 2023, 5:29 AM IST