On Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the appointment of nine new judges to the Supreme Court. Three of the nine appointees for Supreme Court justice are women.
The newly appointed women judges of the Supreme Court are Justice B V Nagaratna (Karnataka High Court), Justice Bela M Trivedi (Gujarat High Court), and Justice Hima Kohli (Telangana High Court). This is the first time in the history of our country that three women judges have been appointed to the Supreme Court at the same time.
And the remaining those elevated to Supreme Court judges are Senior Advocate PS Narasimha (Supreme Court Bar Association), Justice AS Okha (Karnataka High Court), Justice Vikram Nath (Gujarat High Court), Justice JK Maheshwari (Sikkim High Court), Justice CT Ravi Kumar (Kerala High Court) and Justice MM Sundaresh (Madras High Court).
The President approved the recommendations made last week for the appointment of new judges to the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana.
The Supreme Court should have a total of 34 judges. There are currently only 24 judges. With these new appointments, the number of judges in the Supreme Court will increase to 33. Only one post of the judge is vacant.