The Supreme Court of India has reached full strength with the appointment of two more High Court Justices. This move by the government to fill the vacancies in the top court comes as a welcome development and will have a positive impact on the functioning of the judiciary.
The two new judges, Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice A.S. Bopanna, were sworn in as Supreme Court judges on a recent date. With the appointment of these two judges, the strength of the Supreme Court has reached its full complement of 34 judges, making it fully operational and capable of addressing the legal challenges facing the country.
The appointment of the new judges is a testament to the government’s commitment to ensuring the proper functioning of the judiciary, which is a critical component of India’s legal system. The Supreme Court is the highest court of appeal in the country and its decisions have a far-reaching impact on the lives of citizens. With the full complement of judges in place, the court will be able to more efficiently address the legal cases and disputes brought before it.
The appointment of the two new judges also demonstrates the government’s commitment to diversity in the judiciary. Both Justice Reddy and Justice Bopanna have extensive experience as High Court judges and bring with them a wealth of legal knowledge and expertise to the Supreme Court. Their appointment is a positive step towards creating a more inclusive and representative judiciary in India.
Last month, Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Chief Justice Aravind Kumar were both recommended to the Supreme Court Collegium.
The nominations of Justices Bindal and Kumar come on the heels of the appointment of five justices to the Supreme Court on February 4, based on recommendations submitted in December 2022. Following the announcement from the Centre, Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, PV Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah, and Manoj Misra took their oaths on February 6.