- 9 Supreme Court judges take oath at once
- This incident made history as never these many judges taken oath in one go in the top court
- 3 judges are women
In an unprecedented event at the top court, 9 Supreme Court judges took the oath of office in one go. Of the new 9 judges of the apex court, 3 are women and today were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana in a swearing-in ceremony which was held in the auditorium of the Supreme Court’s additional building complex.
With the swearing-in of the nine new judges, the strength of the Supreme Court has risen to 33 which includes the CJI, out of the sanctioned strength of 34.
Names of the 9 New Supreme Court Judges
- Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka
- Justice Vikram Nath
- Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari
- Justice Hima Kohli
- Justice B V Nagarathna.
- Justice C T Ravikumar
- Justice M M Sundresh
- Justice Bela M Trivedi
- Justice P S Narasimha
Three out of new judges – Justices Nath, Nagarathna and Narasimha – are also in line to become the next Chief Justice of India.
— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2021
Traditionally, the oath of office to new judges is administered in the courtroom if the CJI, however, the swearing-in ceremony was shifted to the auditorium keeping in view the need for strict adherence to the COVID-19 norms, according to a press release issued by the apex court’s public relations office on Monday.
Delhi: Nine judges — Justices AS Oka, Vikram Nath, JK Maheshwari, Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna, CT Ravikumar, MM Sundresh, Bela M Trivedi & PS Narasimha — take oath as Supreme Court judges
(Photo – Supreme Court) pic.twitter.com/fWeB4HIJF9— ANI (@ANI) August 31,2021
The retirement age of a Supreme Court judge is 65 while that of a High Court is 62 years only.
“The recommendation of these nine names by the five-member collegium headed by the CJI Ramana at its meeting on August 17 had put an end to the 21-month-long logjam over the appointment of new judges to the top court,” said Mint.