Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HCLast updated on Aug 04, 2018, 03:28 pm
Justice Geeta Mittal was today appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in the history to head it, according to the law ministry notifications.
Justice Mittal was till now the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
Yesterday, Sindhu Sharma became the first woman judge of the Jammu and Kashmir HC.
Delhi, Odisha HCs
Justice Rajendra Menon, the new Chief Justice of Delhi
Justice Rajendra Menon, the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court, has been posted as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi HC.
In a series of other appointments, Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri, a judge of the Rajasthan HC, has been elevated as the Chief Justice of the Odisha HC.
Justice Jhaveri replaces Justice Vineet Saran, who has been elevated to the Supreme Court.
Jharkhand, Kerala HCs
Justice Annirudha Bose elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC
Justice Annirudha Bose, a judge of the Calcutta-HC, has been elevated as the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand-HC.
An earlier recommendation of the SC collegium to appoint Justice Bose as the Chief Justice of the Delhi-HC was turned down by the government, citing lack of experience to head a high-profile HC.
Justice Hrishikesh Roy of the Kerala-HC has been elevated as its Chief Justice.
Madras, Patna HCs
Justice Tahilramani succeeds Justice Indira Banerjee as Madras-HC Chief Justice
Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani, a judge of the Bombay HC, has been elevated as the Chief Justice of the Madras HC.
She succeeds Justice Indira Banerjee, who has been elevated to the top court.
Justice MK Shah of the Gujarat High Court, meanwhile, has been elevated as Chief Justice of the Patna High Court as the incumbent.