With the appointment of four judicial officers, the Delhi High Court has attained a total strength of 40 judges. The newly appointed Justices Talwant Singh, Rajnish Bhatnagar, Asha Menon and Brijesh Sethi were administered the oath on 27th May.
However, the total number of 40 judges is still short of the sanctioned strength of 45 permanent judges and 15 additional judges for the Delhi High Court.
As the youngest member of the Bench, Justice Brijesh Sethi will be part of the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon. Justices Talwant Singh, Rajnish Bhatnagar, Asha Menon will sit beside Justices Hima Kohli, Vipin Sanghi and S Muralidhar, respectively.
Although Chief Justice Menon is set to retire on June 6, the strength of 40 will remain intact, as the appointment of Justice DN Patel as the next Chief Justice has already been notified by the Central Government.
Apart from Justice Menon, the High Court will also bid adieu to four more judges, namely, Justices AK Pathak, Vinod Goel, Sunil Gaur and RK Gauba, over the course of this year.