Sudhanshu Dhulia, Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala take oath as Supreme Court judges
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Gujarat High Court Judge Justice Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala as Supreme Court judges.
Justice Dhulia took oath first and then Justice Pardiwala took oath.
These judges would be 33 and 34, filling the number of sanctioned judicial posts of the court.
Justice Dhulia is the second judge to be elevated from the Uttarakhand High Court.
Justice Dhulia was elevated as a judge of the High Court of Uttarakhand in November 2008.
He later became the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on January 10, 2021.
Justice Pardiwala will be the sixth member of the Parsi community to become a Supreme Court judge.
His father, Burjor Kawasji Pardiwala, had served as the Speaker of the Seventh Legislative Assembly of Gujarat apart from being a lawyer.
The President appointed the two judges on May 7 within days of the Supreme Court collegium's recommendation last week.
Along with Justices Dhulia and Pardiwala, the Ramana Collegium has appointed a total of 11 judges to the Supreme Court with effect from August 2021.
Of the 11 judges, Justice B.V. Nagarathna, is in line to be the first woman Chief Justice of India, albeit for 36 days, in 2027.
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