The Union government is learnt to have cleared all the nine names recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointments as apex court judges.
It is learnt that the files have been forwarded to the President for issuance of warrants of appointment. If all goes well, the Supreme Court may see near full strength by early next week. Currently, apex court has 24 judges against a sanctioned strength of 34.
The Supreme Court Collegium, comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices U U Lalit, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao, had on August 17 recommended nine names, including eight High Court judges and an advocate, for elevation to the apex court.