Govt appoints two new Supreme Court judges

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The Central Government has approved Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arvind Kumar as judges of the Supreme Court.

An overview of the news

  • Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Rajesh Bindal and Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court Arvind Kumar have been made judges of the Supreme Court.

  • The total number of judges in the Supreme Court has gone up to 34, which is also the sanctioned number of 34 judges.

  • On January 31, the six-member collegium of the Supreme Court sent the names of these two judges to the government for approval.

  • Earlier on December 13, 2022, the names of five judges were recommended. These five judges were sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court on 6 February.

  • These include the names of Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal, Patna High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Karol, Manipur High Court Chief Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, Patna High Court Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Allahabad High Court Justice Manoj Mishra.

  • Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has to finalise 19 judicial appointments in his tenure till November 2024.

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