Four states get new Chief Justices: Gujarat-Kerala and Telangana-Odisha High Court appointments


New HC Chief Justices: Four states of the country have got new Chief Justices. These states are Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana and Odisha. The appointment was made by President Draupadi Murmu after consultation with Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud. Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal gave this information on Wednesday evening.

Justice Alok Aradhe appointed Chief Justice of Telangana

Justice Aradhe was appointed to the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 29 December 2009. Presently he is the senior most Justice of the High Court. In November 2018, he was transferred to the Karnataka High Court. Since then working there. He has over 13 years of experience in two major High Courts.

Orissa High Court’s command in the hands of Subhasis Talapatra

Justice Talapatra was elevated as a judge of the Gauhati High Court on 15 November 2011. On the establishment of a separate High Court for the state of Tripura in 2013, they chose the Tripura High Court as their parent High Court. He is working in the Orissa High Court on transfer from 10 June 2022. Justice Talapatra will take over as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on August 7, consequent upon the retirement of the present Chief Justice of the High Court.

Justice Sunita Aggarwal became the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court

Justice Sunita Agarwal graduated in Law from Avadh University and was enrolled as an advocate on December 16, 1990. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 21 November 2011. He was sworn in as a permanent judge on 6 August 2013.

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Justice Ashish Jitendra Desai appointed to Kerala High Court

Justice Ashish Jitendra Desai was born on 5 July 1962 in Vadodara. His father (late) Justice Jitendra P. Desai was a judge of the Gujarat High Court from 1983 to 1989. Justice Desai graduated in BA (Economics) from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad in the year 1982. He obtained a law degree. Sir LA Shah Law College, Ahmedabad in the year 1985, and enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Gujarat on 27 November 1985.

He joined the office of Advocates MC Bhatt and Daksha M Bhatt. He initially started practice in City Civil and Sessions Court, Ahmedabad and since 1991 in Gujarat High Court. He was appointed as Assistant Public Prosecutor in the year 1994 and as Additional Public Prosecutor in the year 1995 and continued till his promotion.

He was appointed as Central Government Standing Counsel between 2006 and 2009 and was on the panel of Gujarat Electricity Board as well as on the panel of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited.

Transfer of Justice Koshi from Telangana

P Sam Koshy has been transferred as a judge of the Telangana High Court. Justice Koshy was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court on 16 September 2013. He is currently the fourth senior most judge of the said High Court.

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