PATNA: The Central Government of India has approved the appointment of new Chief Justices in three High Courts – Allahabad, Chhattisgarh, and Patna. The Law Minister Kiren Rijiju announced the appointment of Justice Pritinkar Diwakar as the new Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Ramesh Sinha as the new Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court, and Justice K Vinod Chandran as the new Chief Justice of the Patna High Court.
Justice Pritinkar Diwakar is currently serving as the senior-most judge in the Judiciary of the High Court at Allahabad, where he has been serving since October 3, 2018. Meanwhile, Justice Ramesh Sinha is the senior-most judge of the High Court at Allahabad and has been serving there since his elevation on November 21, 2011. The Collegium had recommended Justice Sinha’s appointment as the Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court after the retirement of Justice Arup Kumar Goswami on March 10, 2023.
In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, the President of India has appointed the following Judges as Chief Justices of High Courts.— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 24, 2023
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Justice K Vinod Chandran of the Kerala High Court was recommended by the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud for the appointment as Chief Justice of the Patna High Court. The appointment of the new Chief Justices comes after the retirement of the previous Chief Justices.
The appointments have been made in accordance with the Constitution of India and have been welcomed by the legal fraternity. The appointment of new Chief Justices will help ensure the smooth functioning of the judiciary and uphold the rule of law. The new Chief Justices will bring their expertise and experience to their new positions and help address the challenges faced by the High Courts.