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May 09, 2019
1:16PM

SC Collegium recommends names of Justices Gavai, Surya Kant for elevation as apex court judges

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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant to the Centre for their elevation as apex court judges.

Justice Gavai is presently a judge of the Bombay High Court and Justice Kant is the incumbent Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

The Collegium has also reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justices Aniruddha Bose and A S Bopanna to the apex court, observing nothing adverse has been pointed out regarding their competence, conduct or integrity.

Justice Bose is the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court whereas Justice Bopanna is the Gauhati High Court Chief Justice.

The two resolutions of the Collegium were made public on the apex court's website today. A  five-member Collegium headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi met yesterday and made the recommendations.

The apex court is presently functioning with 27 judges against the sanctioned strength of 31 judges.

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