New Delhi, Jul 7 (UNI) Justice Cyriac Joseph today took over as the new Supreme Court judge.
Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan administered the oath of office to the new Supreme Court judge.
With Justice Joseph's elevation, the total strengh of the Supreme Court judges has gone upto 23. Three vacancies still exist as the sanctioned strength of the apex court is 26.
The Supreme Court still remains without a woman judge since Justice Ruma Pal retired in November 2006.
Justice Joseph was earlier a judge of the Delhi High Court and later transferred to the Kerala High Court in his home state.
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