Who-will-elevated-to-Supreme-Court-minAs the new CJI takes over on December 2, the Constitution Bench is understandably anxious to complete its reform of the Collegium by laying down guidelines at the earliest. The case for early completion of the consequential hearing on Collegium is that the next Collegium can begin its meetings immediately after the next CJI takes over, in order to fill six vacancies in the Supreme Court [three current + three immediate future], and 408 vacancies in the High Court, which will further increase in the coming months, if the existing ones are not filled immediately.