Three Newly Appointed Apex Court Judges Take Charge
NEW DELHI: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Rohington F Nariman, who were recently elevated as judges of the Supreme Court, formally assumed office on Monday after they were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India (CJI)R M Lodha.
Prior to their elevation, Justice Mishra and Justice Goel had been functioning as Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and the Orissa High Court respectively, while Justice Nariman, who was a senior counsel, had been elevated directly from the Bar.
Hailing from Madhya Pradesh, Justice Mishra, 58,was appointed Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in October 1999 and was made a Permanent Judge in October 2001.
Later, he went on to become Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court in November 2010.
And in December 2012 he was transferred as Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court.
He will have a term of seven years in the apex court.
Justice Mishra had also served as a member of the law faculty at Jiwaji University in Gwalior from 1986 to 1996.
Justice Goel, 60, who belongs to Haryana, was designated senior advocate by the Supreme Court in 1999 and two years later, he was made a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
And he went on to become the High Court Acting Chief Justice in May 2011, when he was transferred to the Gauhati High Court and became Chief Justice in December 2011.
He was shifted to the Orissa High Court in October. He will have a tenure of over five years.
Nariman, 58, from Maharashtra, was designated a senior advocate in 1993 when the then Chief Justice of India, M N Venkatachaliah, amended the rules for designating a lawyer as a senior advocate by reducing the minimum age limit.
He was appointed Solicitor-General in July 2011 after his predecessor, Gopal Subramanium, resigned. Nariman will have a tenure of about seven years.
With three more judges joining the Supreme Court Bench, the total strength of the apex court has reached 27 against the sanctioned strength of 31, including the Chief Justice of India.