Supreme Court gets 2 new judges as Centre clears appointments
The Centre has notified the appointment of Justices Rajesh Bindal and Aravind Kumar as judges of the Supreme Court.
Earlier, the Centre cleared the names of five judges for appointment to the Supreme Court. This move was made amid a long-drawn tussle between the Centre and the judiciary over the appointment of judges.
Now with the appointment of two new judges, the Supreme Court will have a full working strength of 34 judges. Justice Bindal is the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court and Justice Kumar is the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court.
This morning, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, in a tweet, said: “As per the provisions under the Constitution of India, Hon’ble President of India has appointed the following Chief Justices of High Courts as Judges of the Supreme Court. My best to them. 1.Rajesh Bindal, Chief Justice, Allahabad HC. 2.Aravind Kumar, Chief Justice, Gujarat HC”.
As per the provisions under the Constitution of India, Hon’ble President of India has appointed the following Chief Justices of High Courts as Judges of the Supreme Court. My best to them.
1.Rajesh Bindal, Chief Justice, Allahabad HC.
2.Aravind Kumar, Chief Justice, Gujarat HC
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) February 10, 2023
The Collegium’s resolution published on the apex court website, on January 31, said: “After carefully evaluating the merit, integrity and competence of eligible Chief Justices and senior puisne Judges of the High Courts and also accommodating a plurality of considerations, the Collegium finds the following persons to be more deserving and suitable in all respects for being appointed as Judges of the Supreme Court of India: Justice Rajesh Bindal, Chief Justice, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, (PHC: Punjab & Haryana), and Justice Aravind Kumar, Chief Justice, High Court of Gujarat, (PHC: Karnataka)”.
The Collegium is headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and comprises justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, K M Joseph, M R Shah, Ajay Rastogi, and Sanjiv Khanna.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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C-Grade judges who lack morality & competence. Judges are totally corrupt and gives judgement to the highest bidder
Considering whatever the SC is entertaining, we need 34000 Judges and 1000s of courts to be nominated as SC. If every case is going to end up in the SC, how can we in absence of adequate courts and Judges catch up on pendency and hear fresh matters. The cream of the Judiciary in this case will have run the collegium non-stop and over time in search of the independent candidates.