The Supreme Court of India (File Photo)
The Supreme Court of India (File Photo)

SC to function with full strength after Centre elevates four judges to top court

ANI | Updated: May 22, 2019 19:35 IST

New Delhi (India) May 22 (ANI): The government on Wednesday approved the elevation of four judges to the Supreme Court, taking their total number to the sanctioned full strength of 31.
Among the four judges is Justice B R Gavai of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, who will be the second dalit judge in the apex court after Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, who had demitted office a few years ago.
The other judges, whose names have been cleared by the government are justices Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and A S Bopanna.
With the government clearing the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium, the top court would now function with its full sanctioned strength of 31 judges.
Justice Surya Kant is the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court while Justice Aniruddha Bose is the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court.
Justice Bopanna is currently serving as the Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court. (ANI)

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