Chief Justice appoints new judges to Supreme Court of India

May 22, 2014 Chief Justice of India RM Lodha has recommended - along with the collegium - the appointment of former solicitor generals of India Rohinton Nariman and Gopal Subramanium to the Supreme Court alongside Adarsh Goel and Arun Mishra who are the high court chief justices of Orissa and Calcutta respectively.

The last time that a practising lawyer was appointed to the Supreme Court was Santosh Hegde between 1999 and 2005.

Nariman and Subramanium will have tenures of seven and nine years respectively on the Supreme Court, starting from their confirmation once the next government takes over.

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