New Delhi: Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court Madan B. Lokur was Monday sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S.H. Kapadia.

Prior to his elevation, Justice Lokur was the chief justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. With his elevation to the Supreme Court, the strength of the apex court has gone up to 26, five short of the sanctioned strength of 31 judges.

Interestingly, this is the first time that a judge, on his elevation to the apex court, was administered the oath of office during the summer vacation.

Justice Lokur, as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, had headed the bench that recently quashed the 4.5 percent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs for Muslims within the existing reservation quota.


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