The appointments were made by the President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India.
Details of the Appointment:
|High Court(HC)||New CJ||Previous CJ/Acting CJ|
|Bombay HC||Justice Ramesh Deokinandan Dhanuka||Justice Sanjay V Gangapurwala (ACJ of Bombay HC)|
|Madras HC||Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala||Justice S Vaidyanathan (ACJ of Madras HC)|
|Himachal Pradesh HC||Justice Mamidanna Satya Ratna Sri Ramachandra Rao||Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan(ACJ of Himachal Pradesh HC)|
|Kerala HC||Justice Sarasa Venkatanarayana Bhatti||Justice S. Manikumar|
|Rajasthan HC||Justice Augustine George Masih||Manindra Mohan Shrivastava (Acting CJ of Rajasthan HC)|
On 27th May 2023, Justice Ramesh D Dhanuka took oath as the Chief Justice(CJ) of Bombay HC succeeding Justice Sanjay V Gangapurwala, Acting Chief Justice(ACJ) of Bombay HC.
- Justice Ramesh D Dhanuka, who is set to retire on 30th May 2023, will have the shortest tenure as CJ of the Bombay HC.
- Justice Dhanuka is the 2nd senior-most judge at the Bombay HC after Justice Gangapurwala.
Justice Sanjay V Gangapurwala is appointed as the CJ of Madras HC succeeding Justice S Vaidyanathan, who was appointed as the ACJ of Madras HC on 25th May 2023.
- The position of CJ of Madras HC has been vacant since the superannuation of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari in September 2022.
Himachal Pradesh HC:
Justice M S Ramachandra Rao, a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana HC has been appointed as the CJ of the Himachal Pradesh HC.
- He succeeds Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan who has been serving as the ACJ of Himachal Pradesh since April 2023.
Justice Sarasa Venkatanarayana Bhatti (SV Bhatti), the senior-most puisne Judge acting CJ of the Kerala HC, has been appointed as the CJ of Kerala HC.
- Justice SV Bhatti has been serving as the ACJ of Kerala HC following the retirement of CJ S Mani Kumar.
Justice Augustine George Masih, senior most puisne judge of Punjab and Haryana HC, has been appointed as the CJ of the Rajasthan HC.
- The post has been vacant since the elevation of earlier CJ Justice Pankaj Mithal from the Rajasthan HC to the Supreme Court of India.
The retirement age of a High Court & Supreme Court Judge is 62 years and 65 years respectively.