It is the first time in history, where one Assamese Justice administered the oath of office to an Assamese judge, which is really a proud moment for Assam and the people of the state.
Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to judges Hrishikesh Roy, V Ramasubramanian, Krishna Murari, S Ravindra Bhat and this morning. The sitting strength of Supreme Court of India rose to 34 for the first time in its history as four new judges were sworn in today.
Justice Hrishikesh Roy, hailing from Assam, was made the judge of Gauhati High Court on October 2006. In 2018, he was appointed the Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala.
In 1982, Roy passed LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. He graduated along with Justice Ravindra Bhat. He was initially enrolled under the Bar Council of Delhi thereafter shifted to Guwahati. He was designated as Senior Advocate of Gauhati High Court on 21 December 2015. He stands at Serial No.46 in the combined seniority of HC judges on the all-India basis. As SC judge, he will have a term till February 1, 2025.
Justice V Ramasubramanian was appointed as an additional judge of the Madras High Court on July 2006, and as a permanent judge in November 2009. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in June this year.
Justice Krishna Murari was appointed as an additional judge of the Allahabad High Court in 2004 and as a permanent judge. He took over as Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court in June this year.
Justice S Ravindra Bhat was appointed an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court in 2004 and was made a permanent judge in 2006. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court earlier this year.
The strength of the Court was recently raised to 34 from 31. The Central government had cleared their appointments last week.
It may be stated here that, Ranjan Gogoi will get retired as the Chief Justice of Supreme Court on 17 November 2019.