New Delhi, May 18: Nine new judges, including three women, on Wednesday administered the oath of office as Judges of the Delhi High Court, taking its strength to 44.
On Wednesday, Delhi High Court acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi administered the oath of office to Tara Vitasta Ganju, Mini Pushkarna, Manmeet Pritam Singh Arora, Vikas Mahajan, Tushar Rao Gedela, Sachin Datta, Amit Mahajan, Gaurang Kanth and Saurabh Benarjee as the Judges of Delhi High Court.
The new appointments bring the total number of judges in the court to 44 against a sanctioned strength of 60.
Last week, the Central Government announced the names of nine advocates as Delhi High Court judges.
Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday stated that "In exercise of the power conferred under the Constitution of India, the following advocates are appointed as Judges of Delhi High Court."
The Supreme Court Collegium recently approved a proposal to appoint several lawyers to the Delhi High Court as judges.
The decision was made after, the Collegium meeting headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana took place on May 4.
Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court, has been recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium to be the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
Collegium also recommended the elevation of Justice Vipin Sanghi, Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court as the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand HC.
The post of Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court became vacant after Justice DN Patel retired.
The Collegium also recommended that Justices AA Sayed, SS Shinde, Rashmin M Chhaya, and Ujjal Bhuyan be elevated to Chief Justices of the High Courts of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gauhati, and Telangana, respectively.