The top court headed by Chief Justice has the strength of 34 judges. During the past two months, it lacked 8 judges as it had only 26 judges till the end of 2022.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended six judges for elevation as apex court judges on December 13, 2022.
During the past week, the vacant seats of judges were filled up after the Modi government approved the SC Collegium’s recommendation in two parts.
First, on February 6, five judges were appointed to the Supreme Court. Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud administered the oath of office to five new judges.
They were Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, P V Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Manoj Misra were administered the oath during a swearing-in ceremony held on the Supreme Court premises.
Today, two justices took the oath. They were Justices Rajesh Bindal and Aravind Kumar.
As a result, after a long time of almost nine months, apex court has attained full strength.