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Centre notifies appointment of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Justice JB Pardiwala as SC Judges

By Jasleen Kaur -- May 07, 2022 4:43 pm -- Updated:May 07, 2022 4:44 pm

New Delhi, May 7: The Central Government on Saturday notified the appointments of Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Gujarat High Court judge Justice JB Pardiwala as Judges of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, had recommended their names for elevation to the Supreme Court. The newly appointed Judges were expected to take oath on Monday.

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After these two appointments, the strength of the Supreme Court will reach the sanctioned strength of 34. Six more judges, including CJI NV Ramana and his successor Justice UU Lalit, would retire later this year.

Centre notifies appointment of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Justice JB Pardiwala as SC JudgesAbout Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia

Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia had joined the Bar at the Allahabad High Court in 1986 and shifted to his home state Uttarakhand on its formation in 2000.

He was the first Chief Standing Counsel in the Uttarakhand High Court and was later an Additional Advocate General for Uttarakhand. He was designated a Senior Advocate in 2004. He was elevated to the Judge of Uttarakhand High Court in November 2008 and became the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on January 10, 2021.

Centre notifies appointment of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Justice JB Pardiwala as SC JudgesAbout Justice JB Pardiwala 

Justice JB Pardiwala was appointed Standing Counsel for the Gujarat High Court. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Gujarat High Court on February 17, 2011, and confirmed as permanent judge on January 28, 2013.

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Centre notifies appointment of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Justice JB Pardiwala as SC Judges

-PTC News with inputs from social media

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