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Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court of India is the highest court in India. The law declared by Supreme Court is to be binding on all Courts in India. It has the ultimate authority to interpret the Constitution and decide questions of national law. Justice Altamas Kabir is the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India. He took oath on September 29. Justice S H Kapadia is the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

PH Parekh is the Supreme Court Bar Association president.

Judges in the Supreme Court of India

S.No. Hon. Judge Date of Birth Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Hon. Mr. Chief Justice Altamas Kabir July 19, 1948 September 9, 2005 July 18, 2013
2 Hon. Mr. Justice D.K. Jain January 25, 1948 April 10, 2006 January 24, 2013
3 Hon. Mr. Justice P. Sathasivam April 27, 1949 August 21, 2007 April 26, 2014
4 Hon. Mr. Justice G.S. Singhvi December 12, 1948 November 12, 2007 December 11, 2013
5 Hon. Mr. Justice Aftab Alam April 19, 1948 November 12, 2007 April 18, 2013
6 Hon. Mr. Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha September 28, 1949 December 17, 2008 September 27, 2014
7 Hon. Mr. Justice H.L. Dattu December 3, 1950 December 17, 2008 December 2, 2015
8 Hon. Mr. Justice Deepak Verma August 28, 1947 May 11, 2009 August 27, 2012
9 Hon. Dr. Justice B.S. Chauhan July 2, 1949 May 11, 2009 July 1, 2014
10 Hon. Mr. Justice A.K. Patnaik June 3, 1949 November 17, 2009 June 2, 2014
11 Hon. Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur January 4, 1952 November 17, 2009 January 3, 2017
12 Hon. Mr. Justice K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan May 15, 1949 November 17, 2009 May 14, 2014
13 Hon. Mr. Justice S.S. Nijjar June 7, 1949 November 17, 2009 June 6, 2014
14 Hon. Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar December 31, 1947 December 18, 2009 December 30, 2012
15 Hon. Mr. Justice C.K. Prasad July 15, 1949 February 8, 2010 July 14, 2014
16 Hon. Mr. Justice H.L. Gokhale March 10, 1949 April 30, 2010 March 9, 2014
17 Hon. Mrs. Justice Gyan Sudha Misra April 28, 1949 April 30, 2010 April 27, 2014
18 Hon. Mr. Justice Anil R. Dave November 19, 1951 April 30, 2010 November 18, 2016
19 Hon. Mr. Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya March 15, 1950 September 13, 2011 March 14, 2015
20 Hon. Smt. Justice Ranjana P. Desai October 30, 1949 September 13, 2011 October 29, 2014
21 Hon. Mr. Justice J.S. Khehar August 28, 1952 September 13, 2011 August 27, 2017
22 Hon. Mr. Justice Dipak Misra October 3, 1953 October 10, 2011 October 2, 2018
23 Hon. Mr. Justice Jasti Chelameswar June 23, 1953 October 10, 2011 June 22, 2018
24 Hon. Mr. Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla July 23, 1951 April 2, 2012 July 22, 2016
25 Hon. Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi November 18, 1954 April 23, 2012
26 Hon. Mr. Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur December 31, 1953 June 4, 2012 December 30, 2018

Recent Prominent Supreme Court of India Cases

2012

Date Case
September 14, 2012 PIL filed by advocate M L Sharma seeking cancellation of 194 coal blocks allotted arbitrarily during 2005 and 2011. Supreme Court questions Centre if it has followed guidelines when allocation coal blocks. The court rejects Centre’s plea to reject looking into the issue, even though it is being looked into by a Parliamentary committee.
September 27, 2012 The Supreme Court of India has delivered its opinion on the presidential reference moved by the Centre on whether auctioning of natural resources across all sectors is mandatory in line with its 2G spectrum judgment. The five-judge bench comprising of justices DK Jain, JS Khehar, Dipak Misra and Ranjan Gogoi headed by SH Kapadia said that auction route was not the only method for allocation natural resources. However, they said that the auction could be a better option.
October 1, 2012 Supreme Court dismisses a writ petition challenging the Comptroller and Auditor General’s power to conduct performance audit of coal blocks allocation and other issues.
October 3, 2012 Apex court directs Centre and state governments to take steps to provide basic infrastructure including drinking water and toilet facilities in all schools across the country
October 4, 2012 A bench of justices HL Datta and CK Prasad refused to grant bail to the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case including ex-Army officer Shrikant Prasad Purhoit. The case has been adjourned for three weeks.
October 11, 2012 Center files a petition seeking review of Supreme Court’s judgment that only sitting or retired Chief Justices of High Courts or Supreme Court judges could head the Central and State Information Commissions. The Centre contends that the court could not direct it to amend the RTI act.
October 12, 2012 Will review petition on Cauvery river water sharing between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
October 13, 2012 The Supreme Court said trial and high courts in the country should treat rape cases seriously and stern sentence must be given to the men who kill his victims too. The courts must be more cautious in appreciating evidence in the cases and the accuses should not be left scot-free, the court opined.
November 22, 2012 A bench of Justices AK Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar directed appointment of retired judges as heads of information commissions at Centre and state level. They found fault with such commissions being headed by persons who have been in good books of government.
December 5, 2012 Supreme Court has directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu on a daily basis till December 10. The Court has also directed the Cauvery Monitoring Committee to meet on Thursday or Friday to decide the water requirements of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
December 10, 2012 Supreme Court orders Salman Rushdie to honor his father’s December 1970 agreement to sell the ancestral bungalow in Delhi. The market value of the building is approximately Rs. 100 crore.
December 12, 2012 Supreme court acquits Pakistani microbiologist Khalil Chishti of the murder charge in a 20-year-old criminal case. The apex court allows Chishti to return to his native country without any restriction. The court however declined with the conviction for voluntarily causing hurt and served him with the sentence already undergone by him in prison.
December 12, 2012 Supreme Court agrees to hear a case asking it to order abolishing Army’s recruitment criteria for its duty soldiers based on caste, region and religion.
December 13, 2012 Supreme Court asks CBI to continue with its probe into the disproportionate assets case against Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav. The court also ordered investigations to continue against Mulayam’s other son Prateek. The apex court dropped DA charges against Akhilesh’s wife Dimple Yadav, saying that she was not holding any public office and she was only a private person holding no position.

2013

Date Case
January 2, 2013 Supreme Court uphelds the appointment of Gujarat Lokayukta Justice RA Mehta by the Governor. The court noted that the appointment was made by the Governor after following due process involving consulting the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.
January 14, 2013 In a reprieve to the telecom operators whose licenses were canceled by its February 2, 2012 order, the Supreme Court has allowed them to continue their services till February 4, 2013.

2014

Date Case
January 21, 2014 Supreme Court said that undue delay by government in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence to life sentence
February 19, 2014 Supreme Court says all citizens are free to adopt children irrespective of religion, caste or creed. This means that Muslims are free to choose whether to adopt children as per the law or choose not to by following their personal law.
February 25, 2014 Supreme Court while hearing a PIL challenging constitutional validity of Shariat courts said that it cannot intervene in fatwas or religious dictats issued by Muslim clerics. The court can take action only if such fatwas are violative of the law, it said.
March 1, 2014 Centre moves Supreme Court challenging its Jan 21 judgment holding that undue delay in deciding mercy plea is a ground to commute death sentence. Centre claims that such a issue is to be heard by a Constitution bench.
March 5, 2014 Supreme Court confirms conviction of Ansal brothers, who owned and were in charge of Uphaar building where 59 persons were killed at a Delhi cinema. Two judges who heard the appeals differed on the sentence to be awarded which will now be decided by a three-judge bench.
April 22, 2014 Supreme Court rejects the probe panel suggested by BCCI to investigate spot fixing case. It asked Justice Mudgal panel to confirm by 29th whether it would take up the probe.
April 23, 2014 Supreme Court agrees to hear a curative plea of gay rights activists against its order of criminalising gay sex.
May 8, 2014 Supreme Court prohibits use of bulls in ‘Jallikattu’ festivals in South India. A bench led by Justice KS Radhakrishnan held that use of bulls at such events and will constitute as an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to the Animals Act. It also nixed a central government proposal to allow use of bulls by amending the list of animals prohibited from being trained for performances.

2015

Date Case
February 12, 2015 Supreme Court comes hard on Centre for not paying compensation to farmers whose lands were compulsory acquired for development projects and moving appellate courts to deny them even meagre amounts. The Apex court says that government is unhesitant in spending huge money on state ceremonies like Republic Day parade.
December 16, 2015 Supreme Court bans registration of 2-litre diesel vehicles in National Capital Region

Other Events

On 27 April 2014, a fire broke out in a lawyer's chamber block in Supreme Court. Four tenders were rushed to douse the flames. No causalities were reported. According to fire brigade officials, fire broke out in RK Jain lawyers' chamber block.

Retired Chief Justices of India

S.No. Chief Justice Date of Appointment Date of Appointment as CJI Held office till
1 Hon. Mr. Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania January 26, 1950 January 26, 1950 November 6, 1951
2 Hon. Mr. Justice M. Patanjali Sastri January 26, 1950 November 7, 1951 January 3, 1954
3 Hon. Mr. Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan January 26, 1950 January 4, 1954 December 22, 1954
4 Hon. Mr. Justice Bijan Kumar Mukherjea January 26, 1950 December 23, 1954 January 31, 1956
5 Hon. Mr. Justice Sudhi Ranjan Das January 26, 1950 February 1, 1956 September 30, 1959
6 Hon. Mr. Justice Bhuvneshwar Prasad Sinha December 3, 1954 October 1, 1959 January 31, 1964
7 Hon. Mr. Justice P.B. Gajendragadkar January 17, 1957 February 1, 1964 March 15, 1966
8 Hon. Mr. Justice A.K. Sarkar March 4, 1957 March 16, 1966 June 29, 1966
9 Hon. Mr. Justice K. Subba Rao January 31, 1958 June 30, 1966 April 11, 1967
10 Hon. Mr. Justice K.N. Wanchoo August 11, 1958 April 12, 1967 February 24, 1968
11 Hon. Mr. Justice M. Hidayatullah December 1, 1958 February 25, 1968 December 16, 1970
12 Hon. Mr. Justice J.C. Shah October 12, 1959 December 17, 1970 January 21, 1971
13 Hon. Mr. Justice S.M. Sikri February 3, 1964 January 22, 1971 April 25, 1973
14 Hon. Mr. Justice A.N. Ray August 1, 1969 April 26, 1973 January 28, 1977
15 Hon. Mr. Justice M. Hameedullah Beg December 10, 1971 January 29, 1977 February 21, 1978
16 Hon. Mr. Justice Y.V. Chandrachud August 28, 1972 February 22, 1978 July 11, 1985
17 Hon. Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati July 17, 1973 July 12, 1985 December 20, 1986
18 Hon. Mr. Justice R.S. Pathak February 20, 1978 December 21, 1986 June 18, 1989
19 Hon. Mr. Justice E.S. Venkataramiah March 8, 1979 June 19, 1989 December 17, 1989
20 Hon. Mr. Justice Sabyasachi Mukherjee March 15, 1983 December 18, 1989 September 25, 1990
21 Hon. Mr. Justice Ranganath Misra March 15, 1983 September 25, 1990 November 24, 1991
22 Hon. Mr. Justice K.N. Singh March 10, 1986 November 25, 1991 December 12, 1991
23 Hon. Mr. Justice M.H. Kania May 1, 1987 December 13, 1991 November 17, 1992
24 Hon. Mr. Justice L.M. Sharma October 5, 1987 November 18, 1992 February 11, 1993
25 Hon. Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah October 5, 1987 February 12, 1993 October 24, 1994
26 Hon. Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi December 14, 1988 October 25, 1994 March 24, 1997
27 Hon. Mr. Justice J.S. Verma June 3, 1989 March 25, 1997 January 17, 1998
28 Hon. Mr. Justice M.M. Punchhi October 6, 1989 January 18, 1998 October 9, 1998
29 Hon. Dr. Justice A.S. Anand November 18, 1991 October 10, 1998 October 31, 2001
30 Hon. Mr. Justice S.P. Bharucha July 1, 1992 November 1, 2001 May 5, 2002
31 Hon. Mr. Justice B.N. Kirpal September 11, 1995 May 6, 2002 November 7, 2002
32 Hon. Mr. Justice G.B. Pattanaik September 11, 1995 November 8, 2002 December 18, 2002
33 Hon. Mr. Justice V.N. Khare March 21, 1997 December 19, 2002 May 1, 2004
34 Hon. Mr. Justice S. Rajendra Babu September 25, 1997 May 2, 2004 May 31, 2004
35 Hon. Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti December 9, 1998 June 1, 2004 October 31, 2005
36 Hon. Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal January 28, 2000 November 1, 2005 January 13, 2007
37 Hon. Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan June 8, 2000 January 14, 2007 May 11, 2010
38 Hon. Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia December 18, 2003 May 12, 2010 September 28, 2012

Retired Judges of the Supreme Court of India

S.No. Chief Justice Date of Appointment Held Office till
1 Hon. Mr. Justice Sir Saiyid Fazl Ali January 26, 1950 September 18, 1951
2 Hon. Mr. Justice N. Chandrasekhara Aiyar September 23, 1950 January 24, 1953
3 Hon. Mr. Justice Vivian Bose March 5, 1951 June 8, 1956
4 Hon. Mr. Justice Ghulam Hasan September 8, 1952 November 5, 1954
5 Hon. Mr. Justice Natwarlal Harilal Bhagwati September 8, 1952 June 6, 1959
6 Hon. Mr. Justice B. Jagannadhadas March 9, 1953 July 26, 1958
7 Hon. Mr. Justice T.L. Venkatarama Aiyyar January 4, 1954 November 24, 1958
8 Hon. Mr. Justice Syed Jaffer Imam January 10, 1955 January 31, 1964
9 Hon. Mr. Justice S.K. Das April 30, 1956 September 2, 1963
10 Hon. Mr. Justice P. Govinda Menon September 1, 1956 October 16, 1957
11 Hon. Mr. Justice J.L. Kapur January 14, 1957 December 12, 1962
12 Hon. Mr. Justice K.C. Das Gupta August 24, 1959 January 2, 1965
13 Hon. Mr. Justice Raghubar Dayal July 27, 1960 October 25, 1965
14 Hon. Mr. Justice N. Rajagopala Ayyangar July 27, 1960 December 14, 1964
15 Hon. Mr. Justice J.R. Madholkar October 3, 1960 July 3, 1966
16 Hon. Mr. Justice R.S. Bachawat September 7, 1964 July 31, 1969
17 Hon. Mr. Justice V. Ramaswami January 4, 1965 October 29, 1969
18 Hon. Mr. Justice P. Satyanarayana Raju October 20, 1965 April 20, 1966
19 Hon. Mr. Justice J.M. Shelat February 24, 1966 April 30, 1973
20 Hon. Mr. Justice Vishishtha Bhargava August 8, 1966 February 4, 1971
21 Hon. Mr. Justice G.K. Mitter August 29, 1966 September 23, 1971
22 Hon. Mr. Justice C.A. Vaidyialingam October 10, 1966 June 29, 1972
23 Hon. Mr. Justice K.S. Hegde July 17, 1967 April 30, 1973
24 Hon. Mr. Justice A.N. Grover February 11, 1968 May 31, 1973
25 Hon. Mr. Justice P. Jaganmohan Reddy August 1, 1969 January 22, 1975
26 Hon. Mr. Justice I.D. Dua August 1, 1969 October 3, 1972
27 Hon. Mr. Justice Subimal Chandra Roy July 19, 1971 November 12, 1971
28 Hon. Mr. Justice D.G. Palekar July 19, 1971 September 3, 1974
29 Hon. Mr. Justice Hans Raj Khanna September 22, 1971 March 11, 1977
30 Hon. Mr. Justice Kuttyil Kurien Mathew October 4, 1971 January 2, 1976
31 Hon. Mr. Justice S.N. Dwivedi August 14, 1972 December 8, 1974
32 Hon. Mr. Justice A.K. Mukherjea August 14, 1972 October 23, 1973
33 Hon. Mr. Justice A. Alagiriswami October 17, 1972 October 16, 1975
34 Hon. Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer July 17, 1973 November 14, 1980
35 Hon. Mr. Justice P.K. Goswami September 10, 1973 December 31, 1977
36 Hon. Mr. Justice R.S. Sarkaria September 17, 1973 January 15, 1981
37 Hon. Mr. Justice A.C. Gupta September 2, 1974 December 31, 1981
38 Hon. Mr. Justice N.L. Untwalia October 3, 1974 July 31, 1980
39 Hon. Mr. Justice S. Murtaza Fazal Ali April 2, 1975 August 20, 1985
40 Hon. Mr. Justice P.N. Shingal November 6, 1975 October 14, 1980
41 Hon. Mr. Justice Jaswant Singh January 23, 1976 January 24, 1979
42 Hon. Mr. Justice P.S. Kailasam January 3, 1977 September 11, 1980
43 Hon. Mr. Justice V.D. Tulzapurkar September 30, 1977 March 8, 1986
44 Hon. Mr. Justice D.A. Desai September 30, 1977 May 8, 1985
45 Hon. Mr. Justice A.D. Koshal July 17, 1978 March 6, 1982
46 Hon. Mr. Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy July 17, 1978 September 24, 1987
47 Hon. Mr. Justice A.P. Sen July 17, 1978 September 19, 1988
48 Hon. Mr. Justice Baharul Islam December 4, 1980 January 12, 1983
49 Hon. Mr. Justice A. Varadarajan December 10, 1980 August 16, 1985
50 Hon. Mr. Justice Amarendra Nath Sen January 28, 1981 September 30, 1985
51 Hon. Mr. Justice V. Balakrishna Eradi January 30, 1981 June 18, 1987
52 Hon. Mr. Justice R.B. Misra January 30, 1981 June 14, 1986
53 Hon. Mr. Justice D.P. Madon March 15, 1983 April 6, 1986
54 Hon. Mr. Justice M.P. Thakkar March 15, 1983 November 3, 1988
55 Hon. Mr. Justice V. Khalid June 25, 1984 June 30, 1987
56 Hon. Mr. Justice G.L. Oza October 29, 1985 December 11, 1989
57 Hon. Mr. Justice B.C. Ray October 29, 1985 October 31, 1991
58 Hon. Mr. Justice M.M. Dutt March 10, 1986 October 29, 1989
59 Hon. Mr. Justice S. Natarajan March 10, 1986 October 28, 1989
60 Hon. Mr. Justice K. Jagannatha Shetty May 1, 1987 December 14, 1991
61 Hon. Mr. Justice S. Ranganathan October 5, 1987 October 30, 1992
62 Hon. Mr. Justice D.N. Ojha January 18, 1988 January 18, 1991
63 Hon. Mr.Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian December 14, 1988 March 12, 1994
64 Hon. Dr. Justice T.K. Thommen December 14, 1988 September 25, 1993
65 Hon. Mr. Justice K.N. Saikia December 14, 1988 February 28, 1991
66 Hon. Mr. Justice Kuldip Singh December 14, 1988 December 31, 1996
67 Hon. Mr. Justice V. Ramaswami October 6, 1989 February 14, 1994
68 Hon. Mr. Justice P.B. Sawant October 6, 1989 June 29, 1995
69 Hon. Mr. Justice N.M. Kasliwal October 6, 1989 April 3, 1993
70 Hon. Mr. Justice K. Ramaswamy October 6, 1989 July 12, 1997
71 Hon. Mr. Justice M. Fathima Beevi October 6, 1989 April 29, 1992
72 Hon. Mr. Justice K. Jayachandra Reddy January 11, 1990 July 14, 1994
73 Hon. Mr. Justice S.C. Agrawal January 11, 1990 September 4, 1998
74 Hon. Mr.Justice R.M. Sahai January 11, 1990 June 24, 1995
75 Hon. Mr. Justice Yogeshwar Dayal March 22, 1991 August 2, 1994
76 Hon. Mr. Justice S. Mohan October 7, 1991 February 10, 1995
77 Hon. Mr. Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy October 7, 1991 March 13, 1997
78 Hon. Mr. Justice G.N. Ray October 7, 1991 April 30, 1998
79 Hon. Mr. Justice R.C. Patnaik December 3, 1991 May 30, 1992
80 Hon. Mr. Justice N.P. Singh June 15, 1992 December 24, 1996
81 Hon. Mr. Justice N. Venkatachala July 1, 1992 July 2, 1995
82 Hon. Mr. Justice M.K. Mukherjee December 14, 1993 November 30, 1998
83 Hon. Mr. Justice Faizan Uddin December 14, 1993 February 4, 1997
84 Hon. Mr. Justice B.L. Hansaria December 14, 1993 December 24, 1996
85 Hon. Mr. Justice S.C. Sen June 11, 1994 December 20, 1997
86 Hon. Mr. Justice K.S. Paripoornan June 11, 1994 June 11, 1997
87 Hon. Mr. Justice S.B. Majmudar September 19, 1994 August 19, 2000
88 Hon. Ms. Justice Sujata V. Manohar November 8, 1994 August 27, 1999
89 Hon. Mr. Justice G.T. Nanavati March 6, 1995 February 16, 2000
90 Hon. Mr. Justice S. Saghir Ahmad March 6, 1995 June 30, 2000
91 Hon. Mr. Justice K. Venkataswami March 6, 1995 September 18, 1999
92 Hon. Mr. Justice S.P. Kurdukar March 29, 1996 January 15, 2000
93 <a href="/Features/Laws/KT-Thomas.asp">Hon. Mr. Justice K.T. Thomas</a> March 29, 1996 January 29, 2002
94 Hon. Mr. Justice M. Jagannadha Rao March 21, 1997 December 1, 2000
95 Hon. Mr. Justice D.P. Wadhwa March 21, 1997 May 4, 2000
96 Hon. Mr. Justice M. Srinivasan September 25, 1997 February 25, 2000
97 Hon. Mr. Justice Ajay Prakash Misra December 4, 1997 August 31, 2001
98 Hon. Mr. Justice S.S.M. Quadri December 4, 1997 April 4, 2003
99 Hon. Mr. Justice M.B. Shah December 9, 1998 September 24, 2003
100 Hon. Mr. Justice D.P. Mohapatra December 9, 1998 August 2, 2002
101 Hon. Mr. Justice U.C. Banerjee December 9, 1998 November 17, 2002
102 Hon. Mr. Justice N. Santosh Hegde January 8, 1999 June 15, 2005
103 Hon. Mr. Justice R.P. Sethi January 8, 1999 July 6, 2002
104 Hon. Mr. Justice S.N. Phukan January 28, 1999 March 31, 2002
105 Hon. Mr. Justice Doraiswamy Raju January 28, 2000 July 1, 2004
106 Hon. Mrs. Justice Ruma Pal January 28, 2000 June 2, 2006
107 Hon. Mr. Justice S.N. Variava March 15, 2000 November 7, 2005
108 Hon. Mr. Justice Shivaraj V. Patil March 15, 2000 January 11, 2005
109 Hon. Mr. Justice Brijesh Kumar October 19, 2000 June 9, 2004
110 Hon. Mr. Justice B.N. Agrawal October 19, 2000 October 15, 2009
111 Hon. Mr. Justice P. Venkatarama Reddi August 17, 2001 August 9, 2005
112 Hon. Mr. Justice Ashok Bhan August 17, 2001 October 2, 2008
113 Hon. Dr. Justice Arijit Pasayat October 19, 2001 May 10, 2009
114 Hon. Mr. Justice B.P. Singh December 14, 2001 July 8, 2007
115 Hon. Mr. Justice D.M. Dharmadhikari March 5, 2002 August 13, 2005
116 Hon. Mr. Justice H.K. Sema April 9, 2002 June 1, 2008
117 Hon. Mr. Justice S.B. Sinha October 3, 2002 August 8, 2009
118 Hon. Mr. Justice Arun Kumar October 3, 2002 April 11, 2006
119 Hon. Mr. Justice B.N. Srikrishna October 3, 2002 May 20, 2006
120 Hon. Dr. Justice AR. Lakshmanan December 20, 2002 March 21, 2007
121 Hon. Mr. Justice G.P. Mathur December 20, 2002 January 19, 2008
122 Hon. Mr. Justice A.K. Mathur June 7, 2004 August 7, 2008
123 Hon. Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker June 7, 2004 November 10, 2008
124 Hon. Mr. Justice P.K. Balasubramanyan August 27, 2004 August 27, 2007
125 Hon. Mr. Justice P.P. Naolekar August 27, 2004 June 29, 2008
126 Hon. Mr. Justice Tarun Chatterjee August 27, 2004 January 14, 2009
127 Hon. Mr. Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta February 3, 2006 April 23, 2009
128 Hon. Mr. Justice B. Sudershan Reddy January 12, 1946 July 7, 2011
129 Hon. Mr. Justice V.S. Sirpurkar January 12, 2007 August 21, 2011
130 Hon. Mr. Justice H.S. Bedi January 12, 2007 September 4, 2011
131 Hon. Mr. Justice Mukundakam Sharma April 9, 2008 September 17, 2011
132 <a href="/Features/Laws/Markandey-Katju.asp">Hon. Mr. Justice Markandey Katju</a> April 10, 2006 September 19, 2011
133 Hon. Mr. Justice J.M. Panchal November 12, 2007 October 5, 2011
134 Hon. Mr. Justice R.V. Raveendran September 9, 2005 October 15, 2011
135 Hon. Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph July 7, 2008 January 27, 2012
136 Hon. Mr. Justice A.K. Ganguly December 17, 2008 February 3, 2012
137 Hon. Mr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari October 28, 2005 April 27, 2012
138 Hon. Mr. Justice Deepak Verma May 11, 2009 August 28, 2012

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