Justice Dipankar Dutta takes Oath as a Supreme Court Judge

Justice Dipankar Dutta takes Oath as a Supreme Court Judge

At 10.30 a.m. on December 12, Justice Dipankar Dutta took his oath as a Supreme Court judge. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud administered the oath to Justice Dutta at the Supreme Court's Court No. 1 in the presence of all judges. In a resolution passed on September 26, the Supreme Court collegium, led by then-CJI UU Lalit, recommended the elevation of Justice Dutta. It is worth noting that the Centre's notification came in the midst of the Supreme Court repeatedly criticising the government for failing to act quickly on collegium recommendations. The former Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court was elevated to the Supreme Court by the Centre yesterday, nearly three months after the Supreme Court collegium recommended it.

With the appointment of Justice Dutta, the Supreme Court will have 28 judges instead of the usual 34. Justice Dutta's term will end on February 8, 2030.

Justice Dipankar Datta was born in February 1965 to former Calcutta High Court judge Justice Salil Kumar Datta. He received his LL.B. degree from the University of Calcutta in 1989 and enrolled as an advocate the same year.
Before being appointed as a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2006 he primarily practised in the Supreme Court and High Courts in constitutional and civil matters.

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