New Delhi: Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has established an all-women bench in the Supreme Court.
There are 34 posts of judges sanctioned in the Supreme Court. However, currently there are only 27 judges including the Chief Justice. Among them there are 3 women judges namely Hima Koli, PV Nagaratna and Bela M. Trivedi.
In this case, Chief Justice TY Chandrachud has established a session of all women judges with Hima Koli, Bela and M. Trivedi yesterday.
This bench hears petitions seeking transfer of matrimonial dispute case to another court or other trial body and bail matters. 32 petitions are listed before this session.
An all-female bench of the Supreme Court was first established in 2013. Judges Kayan Sudha Mishra and Ranjana Prakash Desai were present. Subsequently, in 2018, a bench of all women judges was established for the second time. Judges R. Banumathi and Indira Banerjee were present. In this case, an all-women bench has been constituted in the Supreme Court for the third time.
Justice Nagaratna will be sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 2027.