Ad hoc judges and retired judges of Supreme Court

Ad hoc judge

  • When there is a lack of quorum, the CJI can appoint a judge of high court to the SC bench
  • Such a step can be taken only with the prior permission of the President and consultation with the CJ of the concerned high court
  • While performing this duty, the newly appointed judge receives the salary, powers and privileges of a judge of the SC

Retired judges

  • CJI can request a retired judge of the SC or retired judge of the HC to act as a judge of the SC for a temporary period
  • He can take this step after getting consent from the President of India and also of the person to be so appointed
  • The appointed person in this case will receive such salary and allowances as determined by the President of India