The central government has notified the appointment of Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta as a judge of the Supreme Court. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, in a tweet, said, “In exercise of the power conferred under the Constitution of India, Justice Dipankar Datta has been appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India. I extend my best wishes.
September, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended for elevation of Dutta as judge of the apex court. A statement, uploaded on the apex court website, had said: “The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 26th September, 2022 has recommended elevation of Justice Dipankar Datta, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court (PHC: Calcutta), as Judge of the Supreme Court.” The parent high court of Justice Dutta, 57, is the Calcutta High Court.