New Delhi Aug 13(ILNS): The Supreme Court Justice Lau Nageswara Rao will join the five-judge collegium on August 13.
This follows the retirement of the senior-most judge, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman.
He was appointed to the Apex Court on May 13, 2016. Justice Rao, a direct appointee from the Bar, will have tenure in the Collegium till June 6, 2022, when he will demit the office of a judge.
The collegium currently consists of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Nariman, Justice UU Lalith, Justice AM Khanwilkar, and Justice DY Chandrachud.
Ten judges will be will be vacant in the Supreme Court by next week. It is the immediate duty of the collegium to replace them in this context.
The Collegium had last made recommendations to elevate judges to the Apex Court on August 28, 2019.ILNS/AP/SNG