Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and K M Joseph were sworn in as judges of Supreme Court today in the order of seniority notified by the Centre.
Chief Justice of India Justice Deepak Misra administered the oath of office to Justices Banerjee, Saran and Joseph.
As per convention, the seniority of Supreme Court judges is determined on the basis of their swearing-in as judges of High Courts.
Justice Indira Banerjee became Madras High Court judge on 5 February 2002 and Justice Vineet Saran was appointed to the Orissa High Court on 14 February 2002. Justice KM Joseph was appointed Uttarakhand High Court judge on 14 October 2004.
With today’s swearing-in, the total number of judges in the apex court has gone up to 25.