5 New Supreme Court Judges Take Oath
New Delhi: Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud administered the oath of office to the five judges – Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, PV Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Manoj Misra – on Monday.
Three among them – Justice Mithal, Justice Karol and Justice Kumar – served as chief justices of high courts of Rajasthan, Patna and Manipur respectively while two others were senior high court judges. Justice Mithal is the senior most among the five judges.
The six-member Supreme Court Collegium had recommended their names on December 13 last year. The Law Minister cleared the appointments on February 4.
With this, the number of judges in SC is now 32 against the sanctioned strength of 34. Eight among them are scheduled to demit office in 2023.
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