Ram 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|
|Mohammad Rafiq||Madhya Pradesh||Himachal Pradesh|
|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.