Taking the total strength of judges in the Supreme Court to 34, four new apex court judges took the oath of office on Monday, September 23.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office and secrecy to justices Krishna Murari, S Ravindra Bhat, V Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy in a simple function in courtroom one.
The appointment of the four judges today takes the number of judges in the top court to the total sanctioned strength of 34.
Justices Murari and Bhat headed the Punjab and Haryana and Rajasthan high courts respectively.
Justices Ramasubramanian and Roy headed the Himachal Pradesh and Kerala high courts respectively.
The Centre had on Wednesday cleared the names of the four high court chief justices, who were recommended by the apex court Collegium on August 30 for elevation as apex court judges.