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There are currently 34 judges (including the Chief Justice) who comprise the Supreme Court of India, the highest court in the country. The maximum possible strength is 34. According to the Constitution of India, the judges of the Supreme Court must retire at the age of 65.[1]

In August 2021, then President Ram Nath Kovind signed the warrant of appointments of nine judges, including three women, to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges to 33, against the sanctioned strength of 34.[2] It was also the first instance that nine judges to the Supreme Court took oath at once.[3][4] 8 of the 33 judges (excluding the chief justice) are expected to eventually become Chief Justices of India.[5][6]

Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud is the 50th and current Chief Justice of India. He was sworn in on 9 November 2022.[7][8][9]

List of judges ordered by seniority

Sr. No. Image Name Gender Date of Appointment Becomes CJI on Date of Retirement Tenure Length Tenure Length as CJI Parent High Court
1
Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
(Chief Justice of India)
Male 13 May 2016
(7 years, 266 days)
9 November 2022
(1 year, 86 days)
10 November 2024
(−281 days)
8 years, 182 days 2 years, 2 days Bombay
2
Sanjiv Khanna Male 18 January 2019
(5 years, 16 days)
11 November 2024
(−282 days)
13 May 2025
(−1 year, 99 days)
6 years, 116 days 184 days Delhi
3
Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai Male 24 May 2019
(4 years, 255 days)
14 May 2025
(−1 year, 100 days)
23 November 2025
(−1 year, 293 days)
6 years, 184 days 194 days Bombay
4
Surya Kant Male 24 May 2019
(4 years, 255 days)
24 November 2025
(−1 year, 294 days)
9 February 2027
(−3 years, 6 days)
7 years, 262 days 1 year, 78 days Punjab and Haryana
5
Aniruddha Bose Male 24 May 2019
(4 years, 255 days)
10 April 2024
(−67 days)
4 years, 323 days Calcutta
6
A. S. Bopanna Male 24 May 2019
(4 years, 255 days)
19 May 2024
(−106 days)
4 years, 362 days Karnataka
7
Hrishikesh Roy Male 23 September 2019
(4 years, 133 days)
31 January 2025
(−363 days)
5 years, 131 days Gauhati
8
Abhay S. Oka Male 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
24 May 2025
(−1 year, 110 days)
3 years, 267 days Bombay
9
Vikram Nath Male 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
10 February 2027
(−3 years, 7 days)
23 September 2027
(−3 years, 232 days)
6 years, 24 days 226 days Allahabad
10
Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari Male 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
28 June 2026
(−2 years, 145 days)
4 years, 302 days Madhya Pradesh
11
Hima Kohli Female 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
1 September 2024
(−211 days)
3 years, 2 days Delhi
12
B. V. Nagarathna Female 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
24 September 2027
(−3 years, 233 days)
29 October 2027
(−3 years, 268 days)
6 years, 60 days 36 days Karnataka
13
C. T. Ravikumar Male 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
5 January 2025
(−337 days)
3 years, 128 days Kerala
14
M. M. Sundresh Male 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
20 July 2027
(−3 years, 167 days)
5 years, 324 days Madras
15
Bela Trivedi Female 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
9 June 2025
(−1 year, 126 days)
3 years, 283 days Gujarat
16
P. S. Narasimha Male 31 August 2021
(2 years, 156 days)
30 October 2027
(−3 years, 269 days)
2 May 2028
(−4 years, 89 days)
6 years, 246 days 186 days Bar Council
17
Sudhanshu Dhulia Male 9 May 2022
(1 year, 270 days)
9 August 2025
(−1 year, 187 days)
3 years, 93 days Uttarakhand
18
J. B. Pardiwala Male 9 May 2022
(1 year, 270 days)
3 May 2028
(−4 years, 90 days)
11 August 2030
(−6 years, 189 days)
8 years, 95 days 2 years, 101 days Gujarat
19
Dipankar Datta Male 12 December 2022
(1 year, 53 days)
8 February 2030
(−6 years, 5 days)
7 years, 59 days Calcutta
20
Pankaj Mithal Male 6 February 2023
(362 days)
16 June 2026
(−2 years, 133 days)
3 years, 131 days Allahabad
21
Sanjay Karol Male 6 February 2023
(362 days)
22 August 2026
(−2 years, 200 days)
3 years, 198 days Himachal Pradesh
22
P. V. Sanjay Kumar Male 6 February 2023
(362 days)
13 August 2028
(−4 years, 192 days)
5 years, 190 days Telangana
23
Ahsanuddin Amanullah Male 6 February 2023
(362 days)
10 May 2028
(−4 years, 97 days)
5 years, 95 days Patna
24
Manoj Misra Male 6 February 2023
(362 days)
1 June 2030
(−6 years, 118 days)
7 years, 116 days Allahabad
25
Rajesh Bindal Male 13 February 2023
(355 days)
15 April 2026
(−2 years, 71 days)
3 years, 63 days Punjab and Haryana
26
Aravind Kumar Male 13 February 2023
(355 days)
13 July 2027
(−3 years, 160 days)
4 years, 152 days Karnataka
27
Prashant Kumar Mishra Male 19 May 2023
(260 days)
28 August 2029
(−5 years, 206 days)
6 years, 102 days Chhattisgarh
28
K. V. Viswanathan Male 19 May 2023
(260 days)
12 August 2030
(−6 years, 190 days)
25 May 2031
(−7 years, 111 days)
8 years, 7 days 287 days Bar Council
29
Ujjal Bhuyan Male 14 July 2023
(204 days)
1 August 2029
(−5 years, 179 days)
6 years, 19 days Gauhati
30
Sarasa Venkatanarayana Bhatti Male 14 July 2023
(204 days)
5 May 2027
(−3 years, 91 days)
3 years, 296 days Andhra Pradesh
31
Satish Chandra Sharma Male 9 November 2023
(86 days)
29 November 2026
(−2 years, 299 days)
3 years, 21 days Madhya Pradesh
32
Augustine George Masih Male 9 November 2023
(86 days)
11 March 2028
(−4 years, 37 days)
4 years, 124 days Punjab and Haryana
33
Sandeep Mehta Male 9 November 2023
(86 days)
10 January 2028
(−3 years, 341 days)
4 years, 63 days Rajasthan
34 Prasanna B. Varale Male 25 January 2024
(9 days)
22 June 2027
(−3 years, 139 days)
3 years, 149 days Bombay

Members of Collegium

Currently, the Collegium has five members.They are:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hon'ble The Chief Justice of India & Hon'ble Judges". Supreme Court of India. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Supreme Court gets 9 new judges: All you need to know". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  3. ^ "President Appoints 9 Judges to the Supreme Court". Supreme Court Observer. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  4. ^ "Supreme Court Judges: For first time, 9 Supreme Court judges take oath in one go". The Times of India. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  5. ^ "7 Next CJIs". Supreme Court Observer. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  6. ^ Rajagopal, Krishnadas (9 November 2023). "Supreme Court attains full strength as case log nears 80,000". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 December 2023.
  7. ^ "J. Ramana Sworn In as 48th Chief Justice". Supreme Court Observer. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  8. ^ "Justice N.V. Ramana sworn in as 48th Chief Justice of India". The Hindu. 24 April 2021. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Justice U.U. Lalit appointed 49th Chief Justice of India". The Hindu. 10 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.