Supreme Court collegium clears five names for elevation to apex court

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017,11:31 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | The Supreme Court collegium has cleared the names of five sitting high court judges, including four chief justices, for elevation to the apex court.

According to the sources, those recommended by the collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, are Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Rajasthan HC Chief Justice Naveen Sinha, Kerala HC Chief Justice Mohan M Shantanagouder, Chhattisgarh HC Chief Justice Dipak Gupta and Karnataka HC judge Justice S Abdul Nazeer.

However, no woman judge could make it to the list.

At present, there is only one woman judge, Justice R Banumathi, in the apex court which is working with 23 judges out of the sanctioned strength of 31.

Justice Banumathi, who assumed office as a Supreme Court judge on August 13, 2014, is the sixth woman judge in the apex court since Independence.