New Chief Justices of Calcutta and Kerala High Court [ Current Affairs ]

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Justice G C Gupta has taken oath as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, his oath was administered by West Bengal governor Kesari Nath Tripathi according to Article 219 of Constitution.

Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar was also sworn in as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and oath was administered by Governor Justice (Retd) P. Sathasivam at Raj Bhavan.

 Justice G C Gupta

  • Will serve as Chief Justice of the High Court till December 2016 (till his retirement).
  • Previously was the judge of Calcutta High Court.
  • The first judge (appointed in September 2000) who is appointed as Chief Justice after 30 years (previously Justice Chittotosh Mukherjee was appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court).
  • Started his practice as an Advocate in September 1982.
  • Serving Calcutta High Court for 17 years in civil, constitutional, company, arbitration, and commercial matters.

Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar

  • Was the acting chief justice of the Kerala High Court from August 2016.
  • He was advocate at the Karnataka High Court
  • Was appointed as the Additional Judge in 2003.
  • Served in various important posts:
  1. Chief Justice of Manipur High Court
  2. Acting Chief Justice of Manipur High Court
  3. Permanent judge of the Karnataka High Court from September 2004

- Published on: September 23, 2016