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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said once the bill is approved by the parliament, the number of judges in Supreme Court will increase to 34. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said once the bill is approved by the parliament, the number of judges in Supreme Court will increase to 34. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Supreme Court to get more judges, Cabinet approves Bill

  • The Supreme Court would now have 33 judges besides the Chief Justice
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the bill to increase the strength of judges

NEW DELHI : The Cabinet on Wednesday approved increasing the strength of Supreme Court judges from 30 to 33, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

He said now the Supreme Court would have 33 judges, besides the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

Once Parliament gives approval to the Bill, the apex court will have a sanctioned strength of 34, including the CJI.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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