PERSON AND PLACES
Chief Justice of India Justice administered the oath of office to two more judges to appoint them as Judges of the Supreme Court. With this appointment, the total strength of the supreme court judge panel is 34 - full strength.
The two new judges of Supreme Court were Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Jamshed B Pardiwala.
Previously, Justice Dhulia was served as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and Justice Pardiwala was served as the Judge in the Gujarat High Court.
The judges were recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India. The other members in the collegium are Justices U U Lalit, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and L Nageswara Rao. The Collegium System of the Supreme court of India deals with the Appointment and transfer of Judges.
The apex court will soon have two more vacancies as Justice Vineet Saran and Justice Nageswara Rao on May 10 and on June 7 respectively.
Justice Dhulia hails Uttarakhand had his early education in Dehradun and Allahabad and is an alumnus of Sainik School, Lucknow. He did his graduation and law from the University of Allahabad.
Mumba-based Justice Pardiwala studied at St Joseph Convent School in his hometown of Valsad in Gujarat. He graduated from the J P Arts College, Valsad, and secured a law degree from the K M Mulji Law College, Valsad in 1988.
The President appoints the judges after consulting with the Chief Justice and any other Supreme Court and High Court judges he/she considers necessary. Once appointed, the judges can hold office until they complete 65 years. They cannot be removed during their tenure except on proven misbehavior or incapacity.