Which of the following type of Judge/Judges can be appointed in the Supreme Court of India?
(i) Ad hoc Judge
(ii) Additional Judge
Correct Answer : a ) (i) is true and (ii) is falseExplanation :
Article 127 of the Indian Constitution states that if there is a lack of quorum of the Supreme Court Judges available to hold or continue any session of the Court, the Chief Justice of India may, with the previous consent of the President and after consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court concerned, may appoint a judge of high court as an ad hoc Judge. An ad hoc judge receives the salary, powers and privileges of a Supreme Court judge.
Article 224 states that in case of a temporary increase in the business of High Court or there are arrears of work in the High Court, the President may appoint duly qualified persons to be additional judges of the court for a period not exceeding 2 years.
Hence, (A) is the correct answer.
This question was asked in GS paper 1 of MPPSC SSE Prelims Exam 2020.