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Justice Lavu Nageswara Rao to join five-judge Collegium on August 13

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Supreme Court judge Justice Lavu Nageswara Rao will join the five-judge Collegium on August 13. This follows the retirement of the senior-most judge, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman.

Justice L. Nageswara Rao 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 office.

The collegium currently consists of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, Justice Nariman, Justice U.U. Lalit, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. The posts of 10 judges 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.

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