Centre clears appointment of five SC judges

Notification comes a day after Supreme Court made strong observations, but government sources say PMO approved the names on February 2; once the new judges are sworn in next week, the strength of the top court will go up from 27 to 32, and only two vacancies will remain

Key points for UPSC

  • President Droupadi Murmu appoints 5 new judges to Supreme Court in India
  • Appointments recommended by Supreme Court Collegium on December 13
  • New judges include Chief Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, P.V. Sanjay Kumar, Justices Ahsanuddin Amanullah, Manoj Misra
  • Swearing-in ceremony to take place on Monday
  • Supreme Court strength increases from 27 to 32, only 2 vacancies remain
  • Sanctioned strength of Supreme Court is 34 judges.

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