Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyay appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

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Justice-Devendra-Kumar-UpadhyayThe Central Government appointed Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyay as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.

An Overview of the News

  • Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyay will replace Justice Nitin Madhukar Jamdar, the current Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.

  • Justice Upadhyay has been a sitting Judge of the Allahabad High Court for the past 11 years, and has gained significant experience in administering justice in one of the largest High Courts in India, with a total strength of 160 judges.

  • The Supreme Court Collegium found him suitable for elevation to the rank of Chief Justice.

  • Justice Upadhyay was born on June 16, 1965 and completed his law degree in 1991 from Lucknow University. He became a registered advocate on May 11, 1991 and specialized in handling civil and constitutional matters at the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.

  • He was elevated as Additional Judge on 21 November 2011 and later, on 6 August 2013, he was appointed as a permanent Judge.

Justice Dheeraj Singh Thakur appointed as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court

  • Justice Dheeraj Singh Thakur, a sitting judge of the Bombay High Court, has been designated as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

  • Justice Thakur served as a judge in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir in 2013 before being transferred to the Bombay High Court in June 2022, where he has earned a distinguished reputation.

Important Points

  • The 50th and current Chief Justice of India is Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud.

  • Minister of Law and Justice in India - Arjun Ram Meghwal

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