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New Delhi: Five judges, including Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Sanjay Karol, the chief justices of the Patna and Rajasthan high courts, were recommended for promotion as judges of the supreme court by the six-member collegium headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud on Tuesday, December 13.
The collegium recommended Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar, the Chief Justice of the Manipur high court, for appointment as a Supreme Court judge in addition to Justices Mithal and Karol, according to the recommendations posted on the website of the supreme court.
The collegium also recommended the name of Ahsanuddin Amanullah, a judge of the Patna high court, as a Supreme Court judge. It recommended Justice Manoj Misra, a judge of the Allahabad high court, for elevation as an apex court judge, PTI reported.
If the collegium's recommendations are accepted by the Union government, the total number of judges in the supreme court will increase to 33 against the sanctioned strength of 34, which includes the Chief Justice of India.
The Supreme Court collegium also recommended the elevation of three high court judges as chief justices of the high courts of Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and Gauhati.
Justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra of Uttarakhand high court has been sent to Jharkhand high court.
Justice N. Kotiswar Singh of the Gauhati high court has been sent to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh high court. Justice K. Vinod Chandran of Kerala high court will be the new chief justice of the Gauhati high court.