Supreme Court gets 4 new judges
New Delhi: Four high court chief justices were on Thursday night elevated to the Supreme Court, within 48 hours of the collegium recommending their names to the government.
The Law Ministry notified their appointments on Thursday night.
On Tuesday, the SC collegium, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had recommended the names of Justices Hemant Gupta, Ajay Rastogi, M R Shah and R Subhash Reddy for their elevation as apex court judges.
Justice Gupta is currently the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, while Justice Rastogi is the Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court.
Justice Shah is the incumbent Chief Justice of the Patna High Court, while Justice Reddy is the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.
The ministry also notified the appointment of acting chief justices in these high courts.