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- The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India, has recommended 4 names for appointment as judges of the Supreme Court
- The recommendations come after a 15-month hiatus since the appointment of Justice Amitava Roy to the Supreme Court in February 2015
- These would be the first appointments to the Supreme Court since the Collegium system of judicial appointments was restored.
- Background: A Constitution Bench had in October 2015 struck down the NJAC law meant to replace the 22-year-old Collegium system
- It intended to give an equal say to politicians in the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
- The appointments would increase the judicial strength of the Supreme Court from the present 25 to 29