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Justice Uday U. Lalit becomes the sixth lawyer to be directly elevated to the bench from the bar.
Justice Uday U. Lalit becomes the sixth lawyer to be directly elevated to the bench from the bar.

Four more judges to be sworn in at Supreme Court

Chief justice R.M. Lodha will administer the oath office to Abhay M. Sapre, R. Banumathi, Prafulla C. Pant and Uday U. Lalit

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will be one short of its full strength of 31 judges headed by the Chief Justice of India on Wednesday when four new judges are sworn in.

Chief justice R.M. Lodha will administer the oath office to Abhay M. Sapre, R. Banumathi and Prafulla C. Pant, the chief justices of the Gauhati, Jharkhand and Meghalaya high courts, and lawyer Uday U. Lalit.

Lalit becomes the sixth lawyer to be directly elevated to the bench from the bar. Judge Rohinton Nariman is also a part of this elite club.

They are, in all likelihood, the last judges to be brought in by the collegium system, as the government has proposed amendments to set up a National Judicial Appointments Commission that will be entrusted with the task of appointing judges.

This story has been modified to correct the name of Justice Rohinton Nariman.

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