Chief Justices of the Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh High Courts Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Kurian Joseph were on Friday sworn in as Supreme Court judges by Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir. Justice Ghose (60), who hails from West Bengal, became a judge of the Calcutta High Court in July 1997. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in December 2012. He will have tenure of about five years in the Supreme Court.

Justice Joseph (59), who hails from Kerala, became a judge in July 2000. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in February 2010. He will have tenure of five years and nine months. With their appointment, the strength of Supreme Court judges has gone up to 28, against the sanctioned strength of 31.

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