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With its sitting strength set to rise to 34, two new courtrooms have been set up in the Supreme Court of India – court no. 16 and court no. 17.
These two new courtrooms are adjacent to court no. 10.
The circular in this regard states:
“It is hereby circulated for the information of all concerned that as per the orders of the Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India, two additional courtrooms have been created near the existing court no. 10 which have been numbered as court no. 16 and court no. 17. “
The Supreme Court had 15 courtrooms. However, the strength of the Court was recently raised to 34 from 31.
Subsequently, the names of four new judges, Justices V Ramasubramanian, Krishna Murari, S Ravindra Bhat and Hrishikesh Roy were recommended by the Collegium for elevation to the Supreme Court. The Central government had cleared their appointments yesterday. These four judges are expected to take oath in the coming days. This would raise the sitting strength of the Court to 34 necessitating the creation of two new courtrooms.