Justice Dipankar Dutta takes oath as judge of Supreme Court

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Justice Dipankar Dutta takes oath as judge of Supreme Court

Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta was on 12 December administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud.

Important facts

  • The number of judges in the apex court has now increased to 28. The sanctioned strength of the Supreme Court is 34, including the Chief Justice of India.

  • Justice Datta, born on February 9, 1965, turned 57 this year and will have a tenure till February 8, 2030, in the Supreme Court where the retirement age is 65.

  • The Supreme Court Collegium headed by then Chief Justice of India UU Lalit in the meeting held on September 26, 2022, has recommended the elevation of Justice Datta to the Supreme Court.

  • Justice Datta, son of the late Justice Salil Kumar Datta, a former judge of the Calcutta High Court, was elevated as a permanent judge to the bench of the Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2006.

  • He was made the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on April 28, 2020.

  • He was awarded the LLB degree by the University of Calcutta in 1989 and started practising as an advocate on 16 November 1989.

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