President appoints Chief Justices to 8 High Courts; Also approved transfer of 5 Chief Justices

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President appoints Chief Justices to 8 High Courts; Also approved transfer of 5 Chief Justices

October 9

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed chief justices to eight high courts, including Allahabad and Madhya Pradesh.

According per the notification, Rajesh Bindal, acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, will now be the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. Justice Prakash Shrivastava of Madhya Pradesh High Court will now be the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.

Similarly, the acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, Satish Chandra Sharma, will now be the Chief Justice of Telangana High Court, Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi of Allahabad High Court would now be the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.

Justice Ranjit V. More of the Meghalaya High Court will take charge as the Chief Justice of the same court.

Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra of Chhattisgarh High Court will be the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Justice Aravind Kumar of the Karnataka High Court will now be the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court, while R.V. Malimath, who is the acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, will now be the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Besides the appointment of eight new chief justices to various high courts, the Centre also notified the transfer of justice Akil A Kureshi, currently Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, to the Rajasthan High Court.

The Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Indrajit Mahanty, has been transferred to the Tripura High Court; Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, has been transferred to Himachal Pradesh Hogh Court; Biswanath Somadder, Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, has been transferred to Sikkim High Court; and A.K. Goswami, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, has been transferred to Chattisgarh High Court.

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