Consider the following statements:

  1. To be appointed as a judge of Supreme Court, a person must have served as judge of High Court for at least 10 years
  2. Judges of Supreme Court get a fixed tenure of five years

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because there is no such mandatory provision. To be appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court, a person must be a citizen of India and must have been the judge of a high court for a period of 5 years or an advocate of the High Court for at least 10 years. Second statement is incorrect because there is no fixed tenure for a judge of Supreme Court.

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