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The Supreme Court (Number Of Judges) Act, 1956

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ACT NO. 55 OF 1956

[16th September, 1956]

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

  1. Short title – This act may be called the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956.
  2. Maximum number of Supreme Court Judges other than Chief Justice – The maximum number of Judges of the Supreme Court, excluding the Chief Justice of India, shall be [thirty]*

*Amended by Act 11 of 2009

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