On Monday, two new judges were sworn in as extra justices of the Madras High Court, bringing the total number of judges on the bench to 58.
The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Munishwar Nath Bhandari administered the oath of office to new judges, among others present at the ceremony Advocate General of Tamil Nadu R Shunmugasundaram was also present.
The Two new judges are
- Justices Sunder Mohan
- Kabali Kumaresh Babu.
In 2021, the High Court recommended the two new judges from a list of six names. On February 16, 2022, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended all six of them.
On June 3, the central government announced its appointment.
The High Court has also gained two new court halls. Three judges’ chambers at Madras High Court building have been vacated and transformed into two court halls, one to accommodate a division bench, and the other for a single judge, The Hindu said.
There were 48 halls until Monday, with roughly half of them operating from the heritage building and the remainder from a subordinate structure built mostly for administrative functions.