Appointment of Chief Justice in four High Courts

New Delhi: The central government has appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana, Kerala, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. These appointments have been made after the Chief Justice was transferred to the Supreme Court as a judge.



The government has said that till the appointment of a permanent chief justice in these courts, the most senior judges of the respective courts will hold the office of chief justice. Joint Secretary of the Law and Justice Ministry Sadanand Vasant Bihar Dwight issued a notification in this regard on Friday.

Justice Dharm Chand Chaudhary has been appointed Chief Justice after Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice V Ram Subramanian was appointed as a judge in the Supreme Court. It is pertinent to mention that the Supreme Court of the Supreme Court recommended the acting Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court to be appointed Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

Kerala High Court Chief Justice Rashi Kashi Rai has been appointed Chief Justice of Justice CV K Abdul Abdul Rahim after being appointed a judge in the Supreme Court. Collegium has recommended the appointment of Madras High Court Justice VS Mani Kumar as Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.

Justice Mohammad Rafiq has been appointed Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court after the appointment of Justice Ravinder Bhat as a judge in the Supreme Court. Collegium has recommended the appointment of Bombay High Court Justice Anderjit Mohanty as the next Chief Justice.

Justice Rajiv Sharma has been appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court after Justice Krishna Murthy was made a judge in the Supreme Court. The Collegium has recommended the appointment of Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Ravi Shankar Jha as Chief Justice. It was only on August 28 that Collegium recommended the appointment of Chief Justice of the four state high courts. It was awaiting central government approval.

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