Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana administered the oath of office to nine new judges, including three women, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Nine judges, including three women, took the oath of office to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana administered the oath to the new judges.
The nine new judges include Chief Justice AS Oka and Justice BV Nagarathna of the Karnataka High Court, Chief Justice Hima Kohli of the Telangana High Court, Chief Justice Vikram Nath of the Gujarat High Court, Sikkim Chief Justice JK Maheshwari, Justice CT Ravikumar of the Kerala High Court, Justice MM Sundresh of the Madras High Court, Justice Bela M Trivedi of the Gujarat High Court and senior Advocate PS Narasimha.
Justice BV Nagarathna taking an oath to the Supreme Court. (Photo: Aneesha Mathur)
With the swearing-in of the nine new judges, the strength of the Supreme Court would rise to 33, including the CJI, out of the sanctioned strength of 34.
Justice Bela M Trivedi taking oath to the Supreme Court. (Photo: Aneesha Mathur)
Justice BV Nagarathna will go on to become the country’s first woman chief justice, for just over a month — from September 25 to October 29, 2027.
Justice Hima Kohli taking oath to the Supreme Court. (Photo: Aneesha Mathur)
The names of the nine judges were recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium to the Centre, which was cleared on August 26.