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Chief Justice Vacancies filled in all High Courts with 5 New Appointments

Team SoOLEGAL 25 Oct 2018 10:30am

Chief Justice Vacancies filled in all High Courts with 5 New Appointments

The Central Government on Wednesday notified the appointment of new chief justices for five High Courts, i.e. the High Court of Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Calcutta, Gauhati and Bombay.  These appointments were pursuant to Collegium recommendations passed on October 12.

The Centre has notified the appointment of the following chief justices:

  1. The Acting Chief Justice of the Hyderabad HC, Justice Ramesh Ranganathan has been appointed chief justice of the Uttarakhand HC – a post which fell vacant following the elevation of Justice KM Joseph as a Supreme Court judge.
  2. A judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, Justice VK Bist will assume charge as the chief justice of the Sikkim HC. The office of Sikkim High Court has fallen vacant after retirement of Justice SK Agnihotri.
  3. Justice Debasish Kar Gupta, who has been serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta HC has been elevated as the chief justice in the same court – a post which fell vacant lately upon retirement of Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya.
  4. Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna, a judge of the Karnataka High Court, has been appointed as the chief justice of the Gauhati HC – a post which fell vacant upon retirement of Justice Ajit Singh.
  5. Justice NH Patil, senior-most judge of the Bombay High Court, has been elevated as the chief justice in the same court. Appointment of Patil to the Bombay HC has filled up the post that has been lying vacant for some time following the retirement of Justice Manjula Chellur in December last year.

With these 5 new appointments, all the 24 High Courts in the country now have full-time chief justices. 

Tagged: Judicial Appointments   Appointment of Chief Justices   Uttarakhand High Court   Sikkim High Court   Calcutta High Court   Gauhati High Court   Bombay High Court   Central Government  
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