The Supreme Court, for the first time in its history, will have three sitting women judges with the swearing-in of Justice Indira Banerjee. She is the eighth woman judge in the Supreme Court since Independence. The two other women Judges are Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice R Banumathi. On September 23, 2022, Justice Banerjee will retire from the apex court. Justice Fathima Beevi was appointed as the first woman judge of the Supreme Court in 1989, 39 years after the Supreme Court was set up in 1950. Sujata V Manohar was the second Justice, who started her career as a Judge of the Bombay High court. She was elevated to the apex court on November 8, 1994, and remained there until August 27, 1999. The third and longest serving women judge was Justice Ruma Pal. Her tenure was from January 28, 2000, to June 2, 2006. Justice Gyan Sudha Misra was the fourth judge from April 30, 2010, to April 27, 2014. In this period, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai joined Misra who served Supreme Court between September 13, 2011, and October 29, 2014. They both created history by holding court together as an all-women bench for a day in 2013.