Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Rohington F Nariman were appointed as Supreme Court judges on 7 July 2014. The three judges were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India, R M Lodha.
Justice Mishra and Justice Goel were the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and the Orissa High Court, respectively. Justice Nariman was a senior advocate at the Supreme Court and has been elevated from the advocates bar.
With this appointments, the Supreme Court‘s bench strength is raised to 27 including Chief Justice of India, R M Lodha. The sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court is 31, including the CJI and all of them are appointed by the President of India.
About Arun Mishra
• Justice Mishra was part of law faculty in Jiwaji University, Gwalior from 1986 to 1996.
• He was appointed as Additional Judge in the Madhya Pradesh High Court in 1999 and was made a Permanent Judge in 2001.
• He was appointed Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court on 26th November 2010.
• In 2012, he was transferred to the Calcutta High Court as Chief Justice.
About Adarsh Kumar Goel
• Justice Goel was designated senior advocate by the Supreme Court in 1999.
• He was appointed a judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2001.
• He was appointed Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 20th December 2011.
• He was transferred to the Orissa High Court as Chief Justice on 12th October 2013.
About Rohington F Nariman
• Rohington F Nariman is the fifth lawyer to be elevated as Supreme Court judge, who has a term of about seven years.
• In July 2011, he was appointed as the Solicitor General of India.
When: 7 July 2014