Chief Justice Vacancies filled in all High Courts with 5 New Appointments


Chief Justice Vacancies filled in all High Courts with 5 New Appointments 


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The Central Government on Wednesday notified the appointment of new chief justices for five High Courts, i.e. the High Court of Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Calcutta, Gauhati and Bombay.  These appointments were pursuant to Collegium recommendations passed on October 12.

The following appointments were notified: 

  • Bombay High Court judge, Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. 
  • Karnataka High Court judge, Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court. 
  • Calcutta High Court judge, Justice Debasish Kar Gupta has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. 
  • Uttarakhand High Court judge, Justice Vijai Kumar Bist has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court. 
  • Hyderabad High Court judge, Justice Ramesh Panganathan has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court.
With these 5 new appointments, all the 24 High Courts in the country now have full-time chief justices.  




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