Names of Krishna Murari, Chief Justice Punjab & Haryana High Court, Hrishikesh Roy, Chief Justice, Kerala High Court, Ravindra Bhat, Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court & V Ramasubramanian, Chief Justice Himachal Pradesh High Court, had been recommended by the SC Collegium for appointment as Apex Court Judges.
People familiar with the appointments process confirmed that on Wednesday, the collegium met & cleared the names of the four High Court Chief justices for elevation & that names have been sent to the law & Justice Ministry.
The names will be notified after they are cleared by the Govt.
The number of Judges in the SC will increase from 30 to 34 with the four new appointments. This will also be the first time in a decade that the court has its entire complement of Judges.
The Govt. move to increase the number of Judges in the Apex Court comes against the backdrop of rising cases which stand at nearly 60,000.