For the first time in the history of the country : Highest number of women judges in the Supreme Court for the first time
The reduction in the number of women judges in all the courts of the country has been a matter of discussion many times, although now good signs are being seen in this direction. Chief Justice of India Justice Nutalapathy Venkat (NV) Ramana has emphasized increasing the number of women judges in all the courts of the country. Justice NV Ramana recently observed that it is consistently observed that very few women get representation at the top. Those who get it, have to face many challenges. At least 50 percent representation should be expected for women at all levels after 75 years of independence. The representation of women in the Supreme Court is close to 11 percent now, we have to insist on increasing it.
Four women judges in the Supreme Court
Speaking at a function organized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to honor her recently, the CJI stressed that the issues related to the representation of women in the judiciary need to be discussed seriously. At present, out of 34 judges in the Supreme Court, there are four women judges. Justices Indira Banerjee, Hema Kohli, BV Nagarathna, and Bela M Trivedi are the four women judges. Not only this, this is the first time in history that the judges have the highest number of women on their benches.
India may get first woman CJI in 2027
Besides Justice Indira Banerjee, three other women judges have been appointed on August 31, taking the total number of women judges appointed to the apex court to 11 percent. Justice Nagarathna is in line to become the country's first woman CJI in September 2027. According to data from the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, out of 677 sitting judges in both the Supreme Court and the High Court, the strength of women is 81.