NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Collegium, at its meeting on Tuesday, recommended the elevation of the five high court judges to the apex court. The Collegium recommended elevations of three Chief Justices and two judges of the high courts to the Supreme Court.
Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Justice Sanjay Karol, Chief Justice of Patna High Court, Justice PV Sanjay Kumar and Chief Justice of Manipur High Court were the names recommended for elevation to the top court. Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah of Patna High Court and Justice Manoj Misra of Allahabad High Court were also recommended for the elevation of the Supreme Court.
On Monday, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Justice Dipankar Datta took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court. The Department of Justice in the Union Law Ministry issued a notification announcing the appointment of Justice Datta on Sunday as the top court judge.
After the appointment of Justice Datta, the number of judges in the apex court has now increased to 28. The sanctioned strength of the Supreme Court is 34, including the Chief Justice of India.