As Justice R Bhanumathi retires on July 19, Justice UU Lalit is set to become a part of the Supreme Court collegium on July 20.
Justice UU Lalit is the fifth senior judge of the Supreme Court and was elevated from the bar on in 2014.
He enrolled as an Advocate in June 1983 and practised in the Bombay High Court He shifted to Delhi in 1986. He was designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in April, 2004. The Supreme Court had appointed him as the Special Public Prosecutor for CBI to conduct trial in all 2G matters.
The appointment of judges at the Supreme Court and High Courts, and the transfer of HC judges are done at the recommendations of the SC Collegium.