9 new Supreme Court judges, including 3 women, take oath today in one go
New-Delhi: Nine new judges, including three women, were administered their oaths of office by Chief Justice NV Ramana this morning.
According to an official press release,it is for the first time that in the history of the Supreme Court of India when nine judges will be taking the Oath of Office in one go.
The strength of the Supreme Court would go up to 33, including the CJI, out of the sanctioned strength of 34, after the swearing-in of the nine new judges.
Notably, the swearing-in ceremony would be held in the auditorium of the Supreme Court’s additional building complex.
In another first, the venue of the ceremony has been shifted to the auditorium. This has been done keeping in view the need for strict adherence to COVID norms, according to the top court’s PRO.
The nine new judges who would be administered the oath of office as apex court judges include – Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka (who was the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court), Justice Vikram Nath (who was the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court), Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari (who was the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court), Justice Hima Kohli (who was the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court) and Justice BV Nagarathna (who was a judge of the Karnataka High Court).
Besides them, Justice CT Ravikumar (who was a judge of the Kerala High Court), Justice MM Sundresh (who was a judge of the Madras High Court), Justice Bela M Trivedi (who was a judge of the Gujarat High Court) and PS Narasimha (who was a senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General) would also be administered the oath of office by the CJI.