Justices Agarwal and Ramana were the Chief Justices of Madras High Court and Delhi High Court respectively. The sanctioned strength of the judges in the apex court is 31 including the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

The two judges who were elevated to the apex court, were administered the oath of ‘office and secrecy’ by CJI Sathasivam.

Justice Agrawal, 60, was Central Government, Senior Standing Counsel and was appointed as permanent judge of Allahabad High Court on 5th of February, 1999.

He was appointed as acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court on 7th of February last year and was made Chief Justice on 23rd November, 2013.

Justice Ramana, 56, hails from Andhra Pradesh's Ponnavaram village and has served as acting Chief Justice at the Andhra Pradesh High Court from 10th of March to 20th May last year.

He was elevated as Delhi High Court's Chief Justice on 2nd September, 2013. He enrolled as an advocate in February 1983 and began his judicial career on 27th June, 2000 as an Andhra High Court judge.

Other than practicing in high court, Ramana has also had experience of central and state administrative tribunals and has been the advocate general of Andhra Pradesh.


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