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Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown, The New Chief Justice Of Bombay High Court To Be Sworn In At a Small Ceremony As Former Chief Justice Retires.

Lawstreet Journal 28 Apr 2020 11:42pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown, The New Chief Justice Of Bombay High Court To Be Sworn In At a Small Ceremony As Former Chief Justice Retires.

The new Chief Justice of Bombay will be appointed on 28th April, 2020 by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. The new Chief Justice Dipankar Datta was a former judge of Calcutta High court and will replace CJ Bhushan Pradyumna Dharmadhikari in a small ceremony due to lockdown. The ceremony will be held on April 28th at 5pm at Rajbhavan’s banquet hall in the state capital Mumbai which is the official residence of Governor of Maharashtra. The Governor of Maharashtra will administer oath of office to the new Chief Justice as per Article 219 of the constitution of India which provides for oath or affirmation by Judges of High Courts. 

The event will abide by all the rules and guidelines imposed by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi under section 6 and 10 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Safety guidelines will be followed along with following adequate social distancing norms. Less than 35 people will attend the swearing-in ceremony including Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, CM of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackrey, leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis and the new Chief Justice’s wife and son. 

Chief Justice of India Sharad A Bobde-led Collegium recommended the name of Calcutta High Court Judge Dipankar Datta for appointment as the Chief Justice of Bombay High court on 18 April, 2020. Justice Dipankar Datta was elevated as permanent judge of Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2006 and Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari was sworn in as acting Chief Justice of Bombay High court as under Article 126 of the Constitution… Continue Reading...


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