Senior advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as SC judge
Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was sworn in as judge of the Supreme Court on Friday. Her appointment received the Presidential warrant, or requisite clearance to take oath, Wednesday. She is the first woman to be elevated to the post of Supreme Court judge from the Bar. On taking oath, Malhotra will become the second woman judge in the apex court.
The Supreme Court collegium, comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, in a unanimous decision, had cleared the names of Malhotra as well as Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph. Malhotra becomes the seventh woman judge of the SC since Independence.