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The Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi
The Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi

There are currently 31 judges (including the chief justice of India) who comprise the Supreme Court of India, the highest court in the country. The maximum possible strength is 34. As per the country's Constitution, judges of the Supreme Court retire at age of 65.[1]

In August 2021, 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 32, the most since India's independence, 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] 9 of the 31 judges are expected to eventually become Chief Justices of India.[5]

Justice N. V. Ramana is the 48th Chief Justice of India. He was sworn in on 24 April 2021.[6][7]

List of judges ordered by seniority

Sr. No. Image Name Gender Date of Appointment Becomes CJI on Date of Retirement Term of Office Term of CJI Office Parent High Court
1
N. V. Ramana
(Chief Justice of India)
Male 17 February 2014
(8 years, 171 days)
24 April 2021
(1 year, 105 days)
26 August 2022
(−19 days)
8 years, 191 days 1 year, 125 days Andhra Pradesh
2
U. U. Lalit Male 13 August 2014
(7 years, 359 days)
27 August 2022
(−20 days)
8 November 2022
(−93 days)
8 years, 88 days 74 days Bar Council
3
Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud Male 13 May 2016
(6 years, 86 days)
9 November 2022
(−94 days)
10 November 2024
(−2 years, 95 days)
8 years, 182 days 2 years, 2 days Bombay
4
Sanjay Kishan Kaul Male 17 February 2017
(5 years, 171 days)
25 December 2023
(−1 year, 140 days)
6 years, 312 days Delhi
5
S. Abdul Nazeer Male 17 February 2017
(5 years, 171 days)
4 January 2023
(−150 days)
5 years, 322 days Karnataka
6
Indira Banerjee Female 7 August 2018
(4 years, 0 days)
23 September 2022
(−47 days)
4 years, 48 days Calcutta
7
K. M. Joseph Male 7 August 2018
(4 years, 0 days)
16 June 2023
(−313 days)
4 years, 314 days Kerala
8
Hemant Gupta Male 2 November 2018
(3 years, 278 days)
16 October 2022
(−70 days)
3 years, 349 days Punjab and Haryana
9
Mukesh Shah Male 2 November 2018
(3 years, 278 days)
15 May 2023
(−281 days)
4 years, 195 days Gujarat
10
Ajay Rastogi Male 2 November 2018
(3 years, 278 days)
17 June 2023
(−314 days)
4 years, 228 days Rajasthan
11
Dinesh Maheshwari Male 18 January 2019
(3 years, 201 days)
14 May 2023
(−280 days)
4 years, 117 days Rajasthan
12
Sanjiv Khanna Male 18 January 2019
(3 years, 201 days)
11 November 2024
(−2 years, 96 days)
13 May 2025
(−2 years, 279 days)
6 years, 116 days 184 days Delhi
13
Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai Male 24 May 2019
(3 years, 75 days)
14 May 2025
(−2 years, 280 days)
23 November 2025
(−3 years, 108 days)
6 years, 184 days 194 days Bombay
14
Surya Kant Male 24 May 2019
(3 years, 75 days)
24 November 2025
(−3 years, 109 days)
9 February 2027
(−4 years, 186 days)
7 years, 262 days 1 year, 78 days Punjab and Haryana
15
Aniruddha Bose Male 24 May 2019
(3 years, 75 days)
10 April 2024
(−1 year, 247 days)
4 years, 323 days Calcutta
16
A. S. Bopanna Male 24 May 2019
(3 years, 75 days)
19 May 2024
(−1 year, 286 days)
4 years, 362 days Karnataka
17
Krishna Murari Male 23 September 2019
(2 years, 318 days)
8 July 2023
(−335 days)
3 years, 289 days Allahabad
18
Shripathi Ravindra Bhat Male 23 September 2019
(2 years, 318 days)
20 October 2023
(−1 year, 74 days)
4 years, 28 days Delhi
19
V. Ramasubramanian Male 23 September 2019
(2 years, 318 days)
29 June 2023
(−326 days)
3 years, 280 days Madras
20
Hrishikesh Roy Male 23 September 2019
(2 years, 318 days)
31 January 2025
(−2 years, 177 days)
5 years, 131 days Gauhati
21
A. S. Oka Male 31 August 2021
(341 days)
24 May 2025
(−2 years, 290 days)
3 years, 267 days Bombay
22
Hon
Vikram Nath Male 31 August 2021
(341 days)
10 February 2027
(−4 years, 187 days)
23 September 2027
(−5 years, 47 days)
6 years, 24 days 226 days Allahabad
23
Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari Male 31 August 2021
(341 days)
28 June 2026
(−3 years, 325 days)
4 years, 302 days Madhya Pradesh
24
Hima Kohli Female 31 August 2021
(341 days)
1 September 2024
(−2 years, 25 days)
3 years, 2 days Delhi
25
B. V. Nagarathna Female 31 August 2021
(341 days)
24 September 2027
(−5 years, 48 days)
29 October 2027
(−5 years, 83 days)
6 years, 60 days 36 days Karnataka
26
C. T. Ravikumar Male 31 August 2021
(341 days)
5 January 2025
(−2 years, 151 days)
3 years, 128 days Kerala
27
M. M. Sundresh Male 31 August 2021
(341 days)
20 July 2027
(−4 years, 347 days)
5 years, 324 days Madras
28
Bela Trivedi Female 31 August 2021
(341 days)
9 June 2025
(−2 years, 306 days)
3 years, 283 days Gujarat
29
P. S. Narasimha Male 31 August 2021
(341 days)
30 October 2027
(−5 years, 84 days)
2 May 2028
(−5 years, 269 days)
6 years, 246 days 186 days Bar Council
30
Sudhanshu Dhulia Male 9 May 2022
(90 days)
9 August 2025
(−3 years, 2 days)
3 years, 93 days Uttarakhand
31
Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala Male 9 May 2022
(90 days)
3 May 2028
(−5 years, 270 days)
11 August 2030
(−8 years, 4 days)
8 years, 95 days 2 years, 101 days Gujarat

Members of Collegium

Currently, the Members of Collegium 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 | India News - Times of India". 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 | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  5. ^ "7 Next CJIs". Supreme Court Observer. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  6. ^ "J. Ramana Sworn In as 48th Chief Justice". Supreme Court Observer. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  7. ^ "Justice N.V. Ramana sworn in as 48th Chief Justice of India". The Hindu. 24 April 2021. Retrieved 28 August 2021.