Supreme Court of India News:
Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose retires
Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose retired from Supreme Court 27th May 2017 after tenure of four years.
Justice Ghose was enrolled at the Bar in 1976. He started practicing in Calcutta High Court and was later, in 1997, elevated to the Bench as a judge of the Calcutta High Court.
- Ghose was then transferred to Andhra Pradesh High Court, bench at Hyderabad, where he later in December of 2012 became the Chief Justice. On 8th March, 2013, he was transferred to the Supreme Court.
- Ghose had his last working day on 9th May 2017. At the justice’sfarewell function, which was organized by the Supreme Court Bar Association(SCBA), members of the legal fraternity had fondly recalled his tenure.
Some of his noteworthy judgments include:
- the Jallikattu judgment,
- the judgment in Jayalalithaa DA case, and
- orders in Bar Council election matter.
With the retirement of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, vacancies in Supreme Court have risen to four. Supreme Court now has 27 judges as against the sanctioned strength of 31 (1 Chief justice of India and 30 other Supreme Court Judges). Further, two more judges will retire from Supreme Court this year –
- current Chief Justice of India, Justice JS Khehar, who will retire on August 27 and
- Justice PC Pant, who will retire on August 29.
This will further add two more vacancies in the Supreme Court of India. Hence the Court will have 6 vacancies for the judges.