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SC to up bench strength to 28 with AP CJ Ghose, HP CJ Joseph

The Supreme Court’s vacancies are set to come down to three again, as the names of Andhra Pradesh high court (HC) chief justice PC Ghose and Himachal Pradesh HC chief justice Kurien Joseph have been cleared for elevation to the SC roster by the collegium, a month after three new judges were sworn in.

According to the Hindu’s sources in the law ministry, the process of appointment of the two judges will be completed in around a month.

While Ghose (60) was appointed as chief justice only in December, Joseph (59) was heading the Himachal Pradesh high court since February 2010. Ghose first became a judge in 1997, while Joseph is a judge since 2000.

Ghose would have a tenure of around five years in the SC, while Joseph would preside for almost six years.

Madras HC judge S Nagappan has been cleared to be appointed chief justice of the Orissa HC. [The Hindu]

Nalsar Hyderabad will see another change of chancellor in less than a year as Ghose becomes the second Andhra Pradesh HC chief justice to be elevated after justice Madan B Lokur’s June elevation.

SC justice Swatanter Kumar retired in December 2012, and DK Jain retired in January 2013. However, justices MY Eqbal, Vikramjit Sen, and V Gopala Gowda were sworn in in January.

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