Supreme Court will get 5 new judges today: CJI Chandrachud will administer the oath; The appointment was approved by the Center on February 4.

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The judges seen in the picture have been appointed to the Supreme Court.

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) will administer the oath to the newly appointed 5 judges of the Supreme Court today. The program will start at 10:30 am. The three Chief Justices who will be sworn in as the new SC judges are Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol and PV Sanjay Kumar. Apart from this, the names of two Justices Ahsanuddin Amanullah, Manoj Mishra are also included.

Now know about the new judges…

Pankaj Mittal: Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court. Prior to this, he was the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Courts. Prior to this, he was a Justice of the Allahabad High Court. Mittal was admitted to the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh in the year 1985.

Sanjay Karol: He is the Chief Justice of Patna High Court since November 2019. Earlier, he was appointed as the Chief Justice of Tripura High Court. He has served as the Acting Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

PV Sanjay Kumar: He is the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court from 2021. Prior to this, he was a Justice in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He has also served as a Justice in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Sanjay Kumar was enrolled as a member of the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh in August 1988.

Ahsanuddin Amanullah: Justice of Patna High Court. Reached Patna High Court as Justice in 2011, then in 2021 he was transferred to Andhra Pradesh High Court. After this, he was again sent to the Patna High Court in June 2022. Justice Amanullah was admitted to the Bihar State Bar Council in September 1991.

Manoj Mishra: Justice of the Allahabad High Court. He was sworn in as a Justice in the year 2011. He has practiced on the Civil, Revenue, Criminal and Constitutional sides of the Allahabad High Court.

What is the Supreme Court Collegium?

The collegium on which this entire controversy is taking place is the system of appointment and transfer of judges in the High Court and the Supreme Court. The members of the collegium are the judges. They send suggestions of names for appointment of new judges to the Prime Minister and the President. After approval, judges are appointed.

The collegium system was implemented in the country in the year 1993. The Collegium consists of 5 members. CJI is the head in this. Apart from this, there are 4 most senior judges. Right now it has 6 judges.

Center wrote to CJI to include its representative
On January 16, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju wrote a letter to the CJI asking him to include his representative in the collegium. To respond to the Centre’s stand, the Collegium headed by the CJI decided that this time the entire matter should be made public.

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1. Law Minister rejected Supreme Court’s warning, Kiren Rijiju said – no one can give warning to anyone

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has rejected the Supreme Court’s warning on Saturday. Rijiju said that it is being said in some media reports that the Supreme Court has given a warning. While here no one can warn anyone. We are public servants, we work according to the constitution. Rijiju was speaking at a program in Prayagraj, UP. Read full news…

2. Law Minister said on the Supreme Court Collegium – It is necessary to have an independent judiciary for a strong democracy

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has once again given a statement amid discussions about reforms in the Supreme Court collegium related to the appointment of judges. Rijiju said in a program of Delhi Bar Association on Monday – It is necessary to have an independent judiciary for a strong democracy in the country. Read full news…

3. Government bid- Include our representatives in Supreme Court Collegium, Law Minister’s letter to CJI

The Central Government has advised the Supreme Court to include its representatives in the collegium. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to the CJI saying that involving government representatives in the process of appointment of judges will bring transparency in the system and accountability towards the public. Read the full news here…

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