Supreme Court seeks replies from Govt regarding PIL for doubling number of judges
 Source : Agencies  Date : 12-May-2016

New Delhi, May 12: Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking a direction for doubling the number of judges as recommended by the Law Commission. 
A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice R Banumathi issued notice to the Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Finance on the plea filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay.

The PIL has also sought a direction to implement the resolution of the advisory council of the National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms.

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the appointment of Madhya Pradesh high court chief justice AM Khanwilkar, Allahabad high court chief justice DY Chandrachud, Kerala high court chief justice Ashok Bhushan and senior advocate and former additional solicitor general L Nageshwar Rao as Supreme Court judges.