Category : Appointment/ResignationPublished on: May 22 2023
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The Supreme Court of India got two new judges as Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, the chief justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, and senior lawyer Kalpathy Venkataraman Viswanathan, were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
CJI Chandrachud administered the oath of office to the new judges in a swearing-in ceremony at the apex court's auditorium.
With the swearing-in of Justice Mishra and Justice Viswanathan, the number of judges in the Supreme Court reached its sanctioned strength of 34.
However, the apex court will be at full strength only for a brief period as Friday is also the last working day of three judges who are set to retire in June.
Justice KM Joseph, Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice V Ramasubramanian are set to demit office next month during the summer vacation, which will run from May 22 to July 2.
Justice Viswanathan will become the Chief Justice of India upon the retirement of Justice JB Pardiwala on August 11, 2030, and remain in the post till May 25, 2031.