Against the sanctioned strength of 31 Judges, the Supreme Court of India is presently functioning with 27 Judges, leaving 04 clear vacancies.
The Collegium has discussed names of Chief Justices as well as senior puisne Judges of all High Courts, eligible for elevation to the Supreme Court. The Collegium is of the considered view that at present the following persons are more deserving and suitable in all respects than other Chief Justices and senior puisne Judges of High Courts, for being appointed as Judges of the Supreme Court of India:
1. Mr Justice Aniruddha Bose,
Chief Justice, Jharkhand High Court
(PHC: Calcutta) and
2. Mr Justice A.S. Bopanna,
Chief Justice, Gauhati High Court
The Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde, N.V.Ramana, Arun Mishra and R.F. Nariman, JJ., therefore, recommends that Justices Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna be appointed as Judges in the Supreme Court of India.
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