The centre has appointed Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Gujarat High Court Judge Justice Jamshed B Pardiwala as judges of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court collegium had issued a statement about the recommendations only on Thursday. The appointment has come within two days.

Justice Dhulia, the second judge to be elevated from the Uttarakhand High Court, is the sibling of national award-winning film director and actor Tigmanshu Dhulia and would have a tenure of little over three years.

Justice Pardiwala is the fourth judge from the Parsi community to adorn the Supreme Court's Bench and the first High Court judge from the minority community who has been elevated in the last five years after Justice S Abdul Nazeer.

Besides the CJI, senior-most judge Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao are part of the collegium that recommended the names of the two judges.

With the recommendation, the Apex Court has regained its full strength of 34 judges and Justice Pardiwala would go on to become the CJI for over two years in the year 2028.

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