The Center issues a decision appointing two presidents of the Supreme Courts as judges in the Supreme Committee
NEW DELHI, July 12 (IANS) The President has appointed Telangana Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Kerala Chief Justice S.
“In the exercise of the powers conferred by the Constitution of India, the Honorary President, after consultation with the Honorary Chief Justice of India, has the pleasure to appoint the following two Chief Justices as Judges of the Supreme Court of India,” he tweeted.
The names were approved by the Center within one week after the Supreme Court, chaired by CJI DY Chandrachud, recommended on 5 July the appointment of Chief Justice Bhuyan and his Kerala counterpart, Chief Justice Bhatti as Supreme Court justices.
The Supreme Court, which has a strength of 34 judges, is presently functioning with a strength of 30 after the retirement of Justice Krishna Murari on July 8 and three other judges during the summer recess.
Justice Bhuyan was appointed as a Judge of the Guwahati High Court in 2011. He is the most senior Justice of the Mother High Court and is currently the Chief Justice of the High Court of Telangana since 28th June 2022. Justice Bhati was appointed as a Justice of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh in the year 2013 He is the most senior judge in his father’s Supreme Court.
“The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has no representation in the bench of the High Court since August 2022,” SC Collegium said while recommending its name.
In its statement, the collegium said it took factors such as seniority, merit, performance, integrity, gender diversity, representation of minorities, backward sections of society, etc. while making recommendations for appointment to the Supreme Court.