President appoints four new judges
Under the provisions of Article 124 of the Constitution, the President has recently appointed four new judges — Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi – of Supreme Court (SC). Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to the four judges. The President’s assent was based on the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium consists of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice A K Sikri and Justice S A Bobde. The apex court has a sanctioned strength of 31. With the elevation of these four new judges, the strength has risen from 24 to 28.
Topics: Ajay Rastogi • Chief Justice of India • Gogoi • Government of India • Hemant Gupta • Judiciary of India • Kurian Joseph • Law in India • National Legal Services Authority • Ranjan Gogoi • Supreme Court of India • Supreme Court of India crisis