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SC gets 5 new judges, strength swells up to 28

17 February 2017, 05:51 | Taylor George

Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee Justice S Abdul Nazeer after a farewell programme at the High Court on Thursday | Vinod Kumar T

Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee Justice S Abdul Nazeer after a farewell programme at the High Court on Thursday | Vinod Kumar T

Five Supreme Court Judges took oath on February 17, after their induction, now the total number of judges in the Supreme Court are 28 which is 3 less than the maximum number.

Chennai: Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court, said senior lawyers have a bounden duty to provide leadership in the bar and give opportunities to youngsters.

The top court will soon have three more vacancies as Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Chief Justice Khehar and Justice Prafulla C Pant would retire this year. He has been serving on the bench of the court as permanent judge since March 2003.

Justice Menon is among 10 judges cleared for the post of chief justice of various high courts.

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They were administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar.

With the last batch of Supreme Court elevations having been made only in May 2016 with four new judges (who had been recommended in December 2015), the collegium's latest recommendations of five new Supreme Court judges were cleared by the president yesterday. The former CJI had even threatened to pass a judicial order if the appointment process was stalled by the government.

Sources said the government had in August sent back to the collegium the file related to the MoP for reconsidering the two contentious clauses, but Justice Thakur did not bring it for discussion before the panel till November 15.



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