Supreme Court gets 4 new judges to take total judge strength to 34; hi

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The four new judges of the top court areHimachalPradesh Chief Justice V.Ramasubramanian, Punjab andHaryanaChief Justice KrishnaMurari, Rajasthan Chief Justice S.A.RavindraBhatand Kerala Chief JusticeHrishikeshRoy.

The Supreme Court collegium last month recommended the Centre to elevate four Chief Justices of different high courts to the apex court.

The collegium has said against the sanctioned judge strength of 34, the Supreme Court is currently functioning with 30 judges, leaving four vacancies.

While recommending the names of Justice Krishna Murari, Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Justice V. Ramasubramanian, and Justice Hrishikesh Roy, the collegium has taken into consideration combined seniority on all-India basis of Chief Justices and senior puisne Judges of High Courts, apart from their competence, conduct and integrity.

Justice Ramasubramanian, born on June 30, 1958, did his Bachelor's in science from Vivekananda College in Chennai and Law from the Madras Law College, before enrolling as a member of the bar on February 16, 1983.

After practising for almost 23 years in the Madras High Court, he was appointed Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on July 31, 2006 and as a permanent Judge on November 9, 2009.

He was transferred at his own request to the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with effect from April 27, 2016. After the bifurcation and the creation of a separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh, he was retained as a Judge of the High Court of Telangana at Hyderabad with effect from January 1, 2019.

He was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court on June 22, 2019.

Justice Murari, born on July 9, 1958, did his law degree from the Allahabad University, and was enrolled as an advocate on December 23, 1981.

Practising in the Allahabad High Court for over 22 years in civil, constitutional, company, service and revenue matters and specialising in civil revenue and service cases, he was Standing Counsel of Uttar Pradesh State Yarn Co Ltd, Kanpur, Northern Railway Primary Co-operative Bank Ltd, UP State Textile Corporation Ltd, Kanpur, UP Co-operative Spinning Mills Federation Ltd, Kanpur and Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.

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