List of sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India

Summary

The Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi

This is a list of judges of the Supreme Court of India, the highest court in the Republic of India. The list is ordered according to seniority. There are currently 33 judges (including the Chief Justice of India) and maximum possible strength is 34. As per the Constitution of India, judges of the Supreme Court retire at age of 65.[1]

In August 2021, the President signed the warrant of appointments of 9 judges, including 3 women, to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges to 33, the most since India's independence, against the sanctioned strength of 34.[2] It was also the first instance that nine judges to the Supreme Court took oath at once.[3][4] Seven of the 33 judges will eventually become Chief Justices of India.[5]

Justice N. V. Ramana is the 48th Chief Justice of India. He was sworn in on 24 April 2021.[6][7]

List of Judges ordered by seniority

Sr. No. Image Name Gender Date of Appointment Becomes CJI on Date of Retirement Tenure Length Tenure Length as CJI Parent High Court
1
N. V. Ramana
(Chief Justice of India)
Male 17 February 2014
(7 years, 290 days)
24 April 2021
(224 days)
26 August 2022
(−265 days)
8 years, 191 days 1 year, 125 days Andhra Pradesh
2
U. U. Lalit Male 13 August 2014
(7 years, 113 days)
27 August 2022
(−266 days)
8 November 2022
(−339 days)
8 years, 88 days 74 days Bar Council
3
Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar Male 13 May 2016
(5 years, 205 days)
29 July 2022
(−237 days)
6 years, 78 days Bombay
4
Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud Male 13 May 2016
(5 years, 205 days)
9 November 2022
(−340 days)
10 November 2024
(−2 years, 342 days)
8 years, 182 days 2 years, 2 days Bombay
5
L. Nageswara Rao Male 13 May 2016
(5 years, 205 days)
7 June 2022
(−185 days)
6 years, 26 days Bar Council
6
Sanjay Kishan Kaul Male 17 February 2017
(4 years, 290 days)
25 December 2023
(−2 years, 21 days)
6 years, 312 days Delhi
7
S. Abdul Nazeer Male 17 February 2017
(4 years, 290 days)
4 January 2023
(−1 year, 31 days)
5 years, 322 days Karnataka
8
Indira Banerjee Female 7 August 2018
(3 years, 119 days)
23 September 2022
(−293 days)
4 years, 48 days Calcutta
9
Vineet Saran Male 7 August 2018
(3 years, 119 days)
10 May 2022
(−157 days)
3 years, 277 days Allahabad
10
K. M. Joseph Male 7 August 2018
(3 years, 119 days)
16 June 2023
(−1 year, 194 days)
4 years, 314 days Kerala
11
Hemant Gupta Male 2 November 2018
(3 years, 32 days)
16 October 2022
(−316 days)
3 years, 349 days Punjab and Haryana
12
Ramayyagari Subhash Reddy Male 2 November 2018
(3 years, 32 days)
4 January 2022
(−31 days)
3 years, 64 days Telangana
13
Mukesh Shah Male 2 November 2018
(3 years, 32 days)
15 May 2023
(−1 year, 162 days)
4 years, 195 days Gujarat
14
Ajay Rastogi Male 2 November 2018
(3 years, 32 days)
17 June 2023
(−1 year, 195 days)
4 years, 228 days Rajasthan
15
Dinesh Maheshwari Male 18 January 2019
(2 years, 320 days)
14 May 2023
(−1 year, 161 days)
4 years, 117 days Rajasthan
16
Sanjiv Khanna Male 18 January 2019
(2 years, 320 days)
11 November 2024
(−2 years, 343 days)
13 May 2025
(−3 years, 160 days)
6 years, 116 days 184 days Delhi
17
Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai Male 24 May 2019
(2 years, 194 days)
14 May 2025
(−3 years, 161 days)
23 November 2025
(−3 years, 354 days)
6 years, 184 days 194 days Bombay
18
Surya Kant Male 24 May 2019
(2 years, 194 days)
24 November 2025
(−3 years, 355 days)
9 February 2027
(−5 years, 67 days)
7 years, 262 days 1 year, 78 days Punjab and Haryana
19
Aniruddha Bose Male 24 May 2019
(2 years, 194 days)
10 April 2024
(−2 years, 128 days)
4 years, 323 days Calcutta
20
A. S. Bopanna Male 24 May 2019
(2 years, 194 days)
19 May 2024
(−2 years, 167 days)
4 years, 362 days Karnataka
21
Krishna Murari Male 23 September 2019
(2 years, 72 days)
8 July 2023
(−1 year, 216 days)
3 years, 289 days Allahabad
22
Shripathi Ravindra Bhat Male 23 September 2019
(2 years, 72 days)
20 October 2023
(−1 year, 320 days)
4 years, 28 days Delhi
23
V. Ramasubramanian Male 23 September 2019
(2 years, 72 days)
29 June 2023
(−1 year, 207 days)
3 years, 280 days Madras
24
Hrishikesh Roy Male 23 September 2019
(2 years, 72 days)
31 January 2025
(−3 years, 58 days)
5 years, 131 days Gauhati
25
Abhay Shreeniwas Oka Male 31 August 2021
(95 days)
24 May 2025
(−3 years, 171 days)
3 years, 267 days Bombay
26
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Vikram Nath Male 31 August 2021
(95 days)
10 February 2027
(−5 years, 68 days)
23 September 2027
(−5 years, 293 days)
6 years, 24 days 226 days Allahabad
27
Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari Male 31 August 2021
(95 days)
28 June 2026
(−4 years, 206 days)
4 years, 302 days Madhya Pradesh
28
Hima Kohli Female 31 August 2021
(95 days)
1 September 2024
(−2 years, 272 days)
3 years, 2 days Delhi
29
B. V. Nagarathna Female 31 August 2021
(95 days)
24 September 2027
(−5 years, 294 days)
29 October 2027
(−5 years, 329 days)
6 years, 60 days 36 days Karnataka
30
C. T. Ravikumar Male 31 August 2021
(95 days)
5 January 2025
(−3 years, 32 days)
3 years, 128 days Kerala
31
M. M. Sundresh Male 31 August 2021
(95 days)
20 July 2027
(−5 years, 228 days)
5 years, 324 days Madras
32
Bela Trivedi Female 31 August 2021
(95 days)
9 June 2025
(−3 years, 187 days)
3 years, 283 days Gujarat
33
P. S. Narasimha Male 31 August 2021
(95 days)
30 October 2027
(−5 years, 330 days)
2 May 2028
(−6 years, 150 days)
6 years, 246 days 186 days Bar Council

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hon'ble The Chief Justice of India & Hon'ble Judges". Supreme Court of India. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Supreme Court gets 9 new judges: All you need to know | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  3. ^ "President Appoints 9 Judges to the Supreme Court". Supreme Court Observer. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  4. ^ "Supreme Court Judges: For first time, 9 Supreme Court judges take oath in one go | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  5. ^ "7 Next CJIs". Supreme Court Observer. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  6. ^ "J. Ramana Sworn In as 48th Chief Justice". Supreme Court Observer. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  7. ^ "Justice N.V. Ramana sworn in as 48th Chief Justice of India". The Hindu. 24 April 2021. Retrieved 28 August 2021.

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