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Nov 02, 2018
7:07AM

Law Ministry notifies appointments of four High Court Judges to the Supreme Court

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The Law Ministry has notified appointments of four High Court Judges to the Supreme Court. The SC collegium, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had on Tuesday recommended the names of Justices Hemant Gupta, Ajay Rastogi, MR Shah and R Subhash Reddy for their elevation as apex court judges.
 
Justice Gupta is currently the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, while Justice Rastogi is the Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court. Justice Shah is the incumbent Chief Justice of the Patna High Court, while Justice Reddy is the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.
 
The Law Ministry yesterday also notified the appointment of acting Chief Justices in these high courts. Once the new judges take charge, the strength of the Supreme Court will rise to 28. At present, the apex court has 24 judges, including the Chief Justice, while its sanctioned strength is 31.

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