THESE five new SC judges will be sworn in today; here is everything you need to know

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Judge Pankaj Mithal, Judge Sanjay Karol, Judge PV Sanjay Kumar, Judge Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Judge Manoj Misra are the new five SC judges who have been appointed.

Pankaj Mithal, PV Sanjay Kumar, Manoj Misra were the Chief Justices of the High Courts of Rajasthan, Manipur and Allahabad respectively while Sanjay Karol and Ahsanuddin Amanullah were the Chief Justices of Patna HC.


Judge Mithal, whose main staff is the Allahabad High Court, had been serving as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court of Justice since 14 October last year.

Born on June 17, 1961, Judge Mithal graduated from Allahabad University in Commerce in 1982. He completed his LLB in 1985 from Meerut College and was registered as a barrister with the Uttar Pradesh Bar Association the same year.

He started practicing at Allahabad High Court in 1985 and served as a permanent counsel for Uttar Pradesh Avas Evam Vikas Parishad. He was also a tenured lawyer at Dr. BR Ambedkar University, Agra, from 1990 to February 2006.

Judge Mithal was elevated to an additional judge of the Allahabad High Court on 7 July 2006 and was sworn in as a permanent judge on 2 July 2008. He was sworn in as the President of the Jammu Union Territory Common High Court. and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh on January 4, 2021.


Judge Karol, the second senior judge to be sworn in on Monday, was from the Himachal Pradesh HC cadre. She was the Chief Justice of Patna at the time of her elevation to the High Court.

Judge Karol was born on August 23, 1961. A former student of Shimla’s prestigious St. Edward’s School, he graduated with honors in History from Shimla Government Grade University.

Originally from Kangra district, he obtained his law degree from the University of Himachal Pradesh and registered as a barrister in 1986. Judge Karol practiced in various courts, including the Supreme Court. He has specialized in matters related to the Constitution, taxes, corporate, criminal and civil matters. He was appointed as lead counsel in 1999.

Judge Karol was also the Advocate General of Himachal Pradesh from 1998 to 2003 and was promoted to Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court on March 8, 2007. He was appointed Acting Chief Justice effective April 25, 2017. He was appointed President of Tripura High Court on 9 November 2018 and Patna High Court on 11 November 2019.


Judge Kumar, who originally belonged to the Telangana High Court, is third in seniority on the list of five judges. He was the Chief Justice of Manipur when his name was authorized to be elevated to the Supreme Court.

Born on 14 August 1963, he graduated with a BA in Commerce from Nizam College, Hyderabad and obtained his LLB degree from Delhi University in 1988. Judge Kumar was registered as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Bar Council in August 1988 and served as a member of the government. Advocate at the Andhra Pradesh High Court from 2000 to 2003.

He was elevated to the bench as an additional judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on 8 August 2008 and took up the post of permanent judge of the court on 20 January 2010. Judge Kumar took up the post of judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on October 14, 2019. He was sworn in as Chief Justice of Manipur on February 14, 2021.


Judge Amanullah of the Patna High Court is the fourth judge on the list to have been appointed to the post of judge in the high court.

Born on 11 May 1963, he was enrolled in the Bihar State Bar Council on 27 September 1991 and was a permanent state government attorney from March 2006 to August 2010.

He was a government counsel in the Patna High Court until his promotion to judge in the same court on June 20, 2011. He was transferred to the Andhra Pradesh High Court on October 10, 2021 and transferred again to the Patna High Court on 20 June 2011. June 20, 2022.


Judge Misra was born on June 2, 1965. He registered as a barrister on December 12, 1988 and was elevated to an additional judge of the Allahabad High Court on November 21, 2011. He was sworn in as a permanent judge on August 6, 2013 .

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