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Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar to be the Acting CJ of the Andhra Pradesh HC; Justice TB Radhakrishnan to Continue as Hyderabad HC CJ

Team SoOLEGAL 28 Dec 2018 3:00pm

Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar to be the Acting CJ of the Andhra Pradesh HC; Justice TB Radhakrishnan to Continue as Hyderabad HC CJ

The Central Government has notified the appointment of Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar as the Acting Chief Justice of the newly created Andhra Pradesh High Court at Amaravati.

Justice Kumar, the senior-most judge of the High Court, will take over to perform the duties of the Chief Justice from January 1, next year.

The notification reads:

Consequent upon the constitution of separate High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh by the President vide notification dated 26.12.2018, and in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar, senior-most Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 01.01.2019.”

Another notification issued by the Centre on Thursday also intimates continuation of Justice TB Radhakrishnan, the present CJ of the erstwhile Hyderabad HC for both states, as the Chief Justice of the said court, which is set to become the High Court for the state of Telangana from next year onwards.

The same notification also intimates that Justices Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and V Ramasubramanian, who are from different high courts originally, will continue functioning in the Hyderabad High Court for the state of Telangana from next year.

The notification states:

Consequent upon Presidential Order notified on 26.12.2018 constituting a separate High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh at Amaravati and the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad to become the High Court for the State of Telangana with effect 01.01.2019, the President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India is pleased to order that (i) Shri Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan (Chief Justice) (ii) Shri Raghvendra Singh Chauhan, and (iii) Shri Justice V. Ramasubramanian, who are from other High Courts and presently working in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, will continue to work in the High Court for the State of Telangana at Hyderabad.” 



Tagged: Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar   Acting Chief Justice   Andhra Pradesh High Court   Amaravati   Justice TB Radhakrishnan   Hyderabad HC   Telangana   Judges  
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