NEW DELHI, Aug 4 - Three high court chief justices were appointed to the Supreme Court today, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.
Notifications announcing the appointments of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the Supreme Court were issued today. Their warrants of appointment were signed by President Ram Nath Kovind last night.
Justice Joseph�s elevation to the Supreme Court ended a protracted standoff between the government and the judiciary.
The number of judges in the top court after the fresh appointments has gone up to 25. There would still be six vacancies though.
Justice Banerjee will become the eighth woman judge in the history of the Supreme Court. � PTI