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Four new Supreme Court judges sworn-in

The sanctioned strength of judges in the apex court is 31, including the Chief Justice of India.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 14, 2016 1:43 am

Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and L Nagesawara Rao were Friday sworn-in as Supreme Court judges, taking the apex court’s strength to 29. They were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice T S Thakur.

Justices Khanwilkar, Chand-rachud and Bhushan were the Chief Justices of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Allahabad HC and Kerala High Court, respectively. Justice Rao, who was a senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General, has been elevated as an apex court judge.

The sanctioned strength of judges in the apex court is 31, including the Chief Justice of India.
The elevation was part of the first set of recommendations made by the SC Collegium after the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act was struck down last year.

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    R.Mehta
    May 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm
    The present Government having ped the new Act for having its say in the matter of appointment of judges not only led to consumption of valuable time of Supreme Court as the validity of the Act was challanged but also dela the filling of vacancies and in the process the pendency in the Courts must have increased by some percentage.All, the governments having very Senior Advocates as their party members and Ministers either do not discuss bringing about changes in the system which ix running smmothly or do not realise the reactikn to their moves and unnecessarily new experimentz are done withoug any deliberations.
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