Supreme Court gets four new Judges


Four new judges have been appointed to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, taking its strength to 34, the highest-ever.

They are :

  1. Justice Krishna Murari, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
  2. Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court
  3. Justice V Ramasubramanian, Chief Justice of Himanchal Pradesh High Court.
  4. Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.

The Supreme Court Collegium led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi had recommended their names to the government on August 28, 2019. The appointment from President Ram Nath Kovind came on Wednesday and the judges will take oath on Monday.

With a huge backlog of cases in the top court, the government had recently increased the strength of its judges from 31 to 34, including the Chief Justice of India.