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

There are currently 28 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 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] 7 of the 27 judges (excluding chief justice) are expected to eventually become Chief Justices of India.[5]

Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud is the 50th and current Chief Justice of India. He was sworn in on 9 November 2022.[6][7][8]

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
(6 years, 225 days)
9 November 2022
(45 days)
10 November 2024
(−1 year, 322 days)
8 years, 182 days 2 years, 2 days Bombay
2
Sanjay Kishan Kaul Male 17 February 2017
(5 years, 310 days)
25 December 2023
(−1 year, 1 day)
6 years, 312 days Delhi
3
S. Abdul Nazeer Male 17 February 2017
(5 years, 310 days)
4 January 2023
(−11 days)
5 years, 322 days Karnataka
4
K. M. Joseph Male 7 August 2018
(4 years, 139 days)
16 June 2023
(−174 days)
4 years, 314 days Kerala
5
Mukesh Shah Male 2 November 2018
(4 years, 52 days)
15 May 2023
(−142 days)
4 years, 195 days Gujarat
6
Ajay Rastogi Male 2 November 2018
(4 years, 52 days)
17 June 2023
(−175 days)
4 years, 228 days Rajasthan
7
Dinesh Maheshwari Male 18 January 2019
(3 years, 340 days)
14 May 2023
(−141 days)
4 years, 117 days Rajasthan
8
Sanjiv Khanna Male 18 January 2019
(3 years, 340 days)
11 November 2024
(−1 year, 323 days)
13 May 2025
(−2 years, 140 days)
6 years, 116 days 184 days Delhi
9
Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai Male 24 May 2019
(3 years, 214 days)
14 May 2025
(−2 years, 141 days)
23 November 2025
(−2 years, 334 days)
6 years, 184 days 194 days Bombay
10
Surya Kant Male 24 May 2019
(3 years, 214 days)
24 November 2025
(−2 years, 335 days)
9 February 2027
(−4 years, 47 days)
7 years, 262 days 1 year, 78 days Punjab and Haryana
11
Aniruddha Bose Male 24 May 2019
(3 years, 214 days)
10 April 2024
(−1 year, 108 days)
4 years, 323 days Calcutta
12
A. S. Bopanna Male 24 May 2019
(3 years, 214 days)
19 May 2024
(−1 year, 147 days)
4 years, 362 days Karnataka
13
Krishna Murari Male 23 September 2019
(3 years, 92 days)
8 July 2023
(−196 days)
3 years, 289 days Allahabad
14
Shripathi Ravindra Bhat Male 23 September 2019
(3 years, 92 days)
20 October 2023
(−300 days)
4 years, 28 days Delhi
15
V. Ramasubramanian Male 23 September 2019
(3 years, 92 days)
29 June 2023
(−187 days)
3 years, 280 days Madras
16
Hrishikesh Roy Male 23 September 2019
(3 years, 92 days)
31 January 2025
(−2 years, 38 days)
5 years, 131 days Gauhati
17
A. S. Oka Male 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
24 May 2025
(−2 years, 151 days)
3 years, 267 days Bombay
18
Hon
Vikram Nath Male 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
10 February 2027
(−4 years, 48 days)
23 September 2027
(−4 years, 273 days)
6 years, 24 days 226 days Allahabad
19
Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari Male 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
28 June 2026
(−3 years, 186 days)
4 years, 302 days Madhya Pradesh
20
Hima Kohli Female 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
1 September 2024
(−1 year, 252 days)
3 years, 2 days Delhi
21
B. V. Nagarathna Female 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
24 September 2027
(−4 years, 274 days)
29 October 2027
(−4 years, 309 days)
6 years, 60 days 36 days Karnataka
22
C. T. Ravikumar Male 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
5 January 2025
(−2 years, 12 days)
3 years, 128 days Kerala
23
M. M. Sundresh Male 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
20 July 2027
(−4 years, 208 days)
5 years, 324 days Madras
24
Bela Trivedi Female 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
9 June 2025
(−2 years, 167 days)
3 years, 283 days Gujarat
25
P. S. Narasimha Male 31 August 2021
(1 year, 115 days)
30 October 2027
(−4 years, 310 days)
2 May 2028
(−5 years, 130 days)
6 years, 246 days 186 days Bar Council
26
Sudhanshu Dhulia Male 9 May 2022
(229 days)
9 August 2025
(−2 years, 228 days)
3 years, 93 days Uttarakhand
27
Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala Male 9 May 2022
(229 days)
3 May 2028
(−5 years, 131 days)
11 August 2030
(−7 years, 230 days)
8 years, 95 days 2 years, 101 days Gujarat
28
Dipankar Datta Male 12 December 2022
(12 days)
8 February 2030
(−7 years, 46 days)
7 years, 59 days Calcutta

Members of Collegium

Currently, the Members of Collegium are:

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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. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Justice U.U. Lalit appointed 49th Chief Justice of India". The Hindu. 10 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  9. ^ "As CJI, DY Chandrachud will head 6-member collegium". The Times of India. October 13, 2022. Retrieved 2022-11-09.