New judges sworn in by SC as per central government order

New judges sworn in by SC as per central government order
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On Tuesday Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and KM Joseph were sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court in the order of seniority notified by the Central government

On Tuesday Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and K.M. Joseph were sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court in the order of seniority notified by the Central government.

The swearing-in ceremony started at 10.30 a.m. at the Chief Justice of India’s courtroom and Justice Banerjee was the first person to take the oath followed by Justices Saran and Joseph. The oath was administered to them by the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra with a packed courtroom in the presence of all judges, law officers and advocates.

The appointment of the three judges, their total strength in the apex court has increased up to 25 against the sanctioned strength of 31. While Justice Banerjee was the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Justices Saran and Joseph were the Chief Justices of Orissa and Uttarakhand High Courts respectively.

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