Prime News, National, New Delhi, August 4:- Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.
Notifications announcing the appointments of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the Supreme Court were issued today.
Their warrants of appointment were signed by the President last night.
Justice Joseph’s elevation to the apex court ended a protracted stand-off between the government and the judiciary.
The number of judges in the top court after the fresh appointments has gone up to 25. There would still be six vacancies. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)