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President Ram Nath Kovind Approved Appointment of CJ of 8 High Courts & Transfer of 5 CJs

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President Kovind clears appointment of chief justices to 8 high courtsRam Nath Kovind, President of India, has approved the appointment of the chief justices(CJ) to 8 high courts(HC) across India. He has also approved the transfer of 5 chief Justices to different high courts.

  • The appointments have been made in the exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India in consultation with the Chief Justice of India.
  • The new appointments and transfers were recommended by the Supreme court of India.

Details of the appointments:

Justice Name & Current high court  Appointed as CJ to  Succeeding 
Rajesh Bindal, Acting CJ of Calcutta HC Allahabad HC Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari (Acting CJ)
Justice Prakash Shrivastava of Madhya Pradesh HC Calcutta HC Justice Rajesh Bindal (Acting CJ)
Justice Ranjit Vasantrao More of Meghalaya HC Meghalaya HC Justice Biswanath Somadder
RV Malimath, the Acting CJ of Himachal Pradesh HC Madhya Pradesh HC Justice Mohammad Rafiq
Satish Chandra Sharma, the Acting CJ of Karnataka Telangana HC Justice Hima Kohli
Justice Aravind Kumar of Karnataka HC Gujarat HC Justice R. M. Chhaya (Acting CJ)
Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi of Allahabad Karnataka HC Justice Satish Chandra Sharma
Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra of Chhattisgarh Andhra Pradesh HC Justice Arup Kumar Goswami

Details of Transfer:

Name of the CJ  Transfer from  Transfer to 
AA Kureshi Tripura Rajasthan
Indrajit Mahanty Rajasthan Tripura
Mohammad Rafiq Madhya Pradesh Himachal Pradesh
Biswanath Somadder Meghalaya Sikkim
Arup Kumar Goswami, Andhra Pradesh Chhattisgarh

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The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has appointed the Acting Chief Justice(ACJ) for the High Courts(HC) of Telangana, Sikkim & Karnataka by exercising his power conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India.

  • The current Chief Justice(CJ) of these high courts will be relinquished of the charge following their appointment as the Judges of the Supreme court of India.