The government is learnt to have cleared the names of four judges for their elevation to the Supreme Court, sources said Wednesday.
Once the appointments formally come through, the top court will have its full sanctioned strength of 31 judges (including the chief justice). As of now, the apex court is functioning with 27 judges.
But in its resolution passed earlier this month, the collegium had reiterated its recommendation to elevate justices Bose and Bopanna to the apex court, observing that nothing adverse has been found regarding their competence, conduct or integrity.
The collegium had also recommended the names of justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant for elevation to the apex court.
Sources aware of the development said the notification is expected either this evening or on Thursday morning once the President signs their warrant of appointment.