Centre notifies appointment of Chief Justices of 7 different HCs

The Union government on Friday notified the appointment of Chief Justices for various High Courts across the country.

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The Union government on Friday notified the appointment of Chief Justices for various High Courts across the country.

The newly appointed Chief Justices are as follows:

  1. Justice S Vaidyanathan, Judge of the Madras High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
  2. Justice Arun Bhansali, Judge of the Rajasthan High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
  3. Justice Vijay Bishnoi, Judge of the Rajasthan High Court, has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
  4. Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh, Judge of the Patna High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court.
  5. Justice Ritu Bahri, a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.
  6. Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava, currently serving as a Judge of the Rajasthan High Court, is slated to become the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
  7. Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia, a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, is recommended to take over as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. This appointment will be effective from the date Justice Ritu Bahri relinquishes the charge of Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, following her elevation as the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.

These appointments follow the resolution of the Supreme Court Collegium, which includes Chief Justice of India Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Sanjiv Khanna, and Justice BR Gavai, recommending these distinguished judges to assume the role of Chief Justices in their respective high courts. The Collegium’s decisions play a vital role in ensuring a rigorous and transparent selection process for such crucial judicial appointments.