Justice Dipankar Datta, who was formerly the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court. He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud at a brief ceremony in court hall number 1 of the Supreme Court.
The swearing-in ceremony was live-streamed and was attended by Supreme Court judges and lawyers. The strength of the apex court has now gone upto 28 against the sanctioned strength of 34.
Justice Dipankar Datta is the son of former Calcutta High Court Judge Salil Kumar Datta and will have more than seven years tenure in the apex court. He will retire on February 8, 2030. He was born on February 9, 1965 and obtained his law degree from the University of Calcutta in 1989. He practised in the Supreme Court and High Courts. He was appointed a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court in June 2006 and as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court in April 2020.