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