The Supreme Court docket of India will welcome 5 new judges on Monday, rising its power to 32, as three Chief Justices of excessive courts, Justice Pankaj Mithal, Justice Sanjay Karol, and P V Sanjay Kumar, take their oaths of workplace. The 2 different senior excessive courtroom judges to be administered the oath by the Chief Justice of India are Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah of the Patna Excessive Court docket and Justice Manoj Misra of the Allahabad Excessive Court docket.
Justice Mithal, born on June 17, 1961, would be the seniormost choose among the many 5. He’s a 1982 commerce graduate from Allahabad College and accomplished his LLB in 1985 from Meerut Faculty. After enrolling as an advocate within the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh the identical 12 months, he started practising on the Allahabad Excessive Court docket and served as a standing counsel for varied organisations. He was elevated as a further choose of the Allahabad Excessive Court docket in 2006 and took oath as a everlasting choose in 2008. He served because the Chief Justice of the Widespread Excessive Court docket for the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in 2021.
Justice Karol, whose dad or mum HC cadre is Himachal Pradesh, was born on August 23, 1961. An alumnus of St Edward Faculty in Shimla, he graduated with honours in historical past from Authorities Diploma Faculty, Shimla, and obtained his diploma in regulation from Himachal Pradesh College. A senior advocate in 1999, he has specialised in Structure, taxation, company, legal, and civil instances. He was elevated as a Decide of the Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket in 2007 and served because the Chief Justice of the Tripura Excessive Court docket and Patna Excessive Court docket in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
Justice P V Sanjay Kumar, initially from the Telangana Excessive Court docket, was the pinnacle of the Manipur Excessive Court docket on the time of his advice by the Collegium and clearance by the Centre. Born on August 14, 1963, he accomplished his commerce diploma from Nizam Faculty, Hyderabad and his LL.B from Delhi College. He served as a authorities pleader within the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket and was elevated to the bench as a further choose in 2008, turning into a everlasting choose in 2010. He served as a choose of the Excessive Court docket of Punjab and Haryana in 2019 and the Chief Justice of the Manipur Excessive Court docket in 2021.
Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah, born on Might 11, 1963, enrolled with the Bihar State Bar Council in 1991 and served as a authorities advocate and standing counsel for the state authorities. He was elevated as a Decide of the Patna Excessive Court docket in 2011 and transferred to the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket and again to the Patna Excessive Court docket in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Justice Manoj Misra, the fifth choose, was born on June 2, 1965, and enrolled as an advocate in 1988. He was elevated as a further choose of the Allahabad Excessive Court docket in 2011 and took oath as a everlasting choose in 2013.
All 5 judges had been really useful by the Supreme Court docket Collegium on December 13, 2022, and two extra names, Allahabad Excessive Court docket Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Gujarat Excessive Court docket Chief Justice Aravind Kumar, had been really useful for elevation as high courtroom judges on January 31, 2023. Out of the 27 present apex courtroom judges, eight are set to demit workplace this 12 months.
The oath-taking ceremony will likely be held on the courtroom’s auditorium in its new constructing complicated and will likely be presided over by the Chief Justice of India.
(With inputs from PTI.)