New Delhi: Chief Justice DY Chandrachud administered the oath of office to 5 newly appointed Supreme Court judges yesterday.
The total number of judges of the Supreme Court is 34. But, there were only 27 judges. In this case, it was decided to appoint Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Pankaj Mittal, Patna High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Karol, Manipur High Court Chief Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, Patna High Court Justice Asanuddin Amanullah and Allahabad High Court Judge Manoj Mishra as Supreme Court judges. The Collegium for Appointment of Judges selected all 5 of them and sent them for the approval of the Central Government.
But there was a delay in approving their nomination. The Chief Justice also expressed his displeasure. Union Law Minister Kiran Rijiju announced on the 4th that 5 judges will be appointed. The swearing-in ceremony was held yesterday at the Supreme Court premises. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud administered the oath of office to the 5 newly appointed judges.
Collegium Recommendation: As a result, the number of Supreme Court judges has now increased to 32. The collegium has recommended the names of 2 judges to the central government for the remaining 2 posts. Accordingly, if two persons are appointed, the number of judges in the Supreme Court will reach the full size.