On Monday, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee administered the oath office to a total of seven newly appointed additional judges, including Justice Asha. With their arrival, the sitting strength of judges has increased from 56 to 63, as against the sanctioned strength of 75.
Among others, Justice Nirmal Kumar, a Madras law college alumnus, initially worked in the Central excise department before enrolling as a lawyer in 1997.
Justice Subramonium Prasad, a graduate from the Campus Law Centre, Delhi, became an advocate on record (AoR) of the Supreme Court in 1996. He served as additional advocate-general of Tamil Nadu in the apex court before his elevation as a judge.
Justice Anand Venkatesh completed his legal education in Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Government Law College in Chennai after his B Com degree. He enrolled as an advocate in 1993. He has served as a resource person in Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy.
Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan obtained his law degree from the Dr Ambedkar Law College, Puducherry. After having enrolled in 1994, he worked under advocate T Kanthaswamy.
Justice Krishnan Ramaswamy is yet another alumnus from the Dr Ambedkar Law College, Chennai, enrolled as an advocate in 1994. He is also a qualified company secretary.
Justice C Saravanan is a graduate of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. His areas of practice included tax, customs, property disputes, company law and arbitration.