The President of India Ramnath Kovind has appointed 4 senior judges of various courts have appointed as Chief Justices of Odisha, Telangana, Madras and JK.
Justice Ms Hima Kohli of Delhi High Courts has been elevated as Chief Justice and posted to the Telangana High Court.
The others have been appointed as follows:
|S. No.||Name of the Judge/Shri/Smt/Kum Justice||Present High Court||High Court where appointed as Chief Justice|
|1||Dr. S. Muralidhar||Punjab & Haryana||Orissa|
|4||Pankaj Mithal||Allahabad||Jammu & Kashmir andLadakh|
A notification in this regard has been issued by Department of Justice today.
The brief profile of Judges:
Dr Justice S Muralidhar was born on August 08, 1961. He enrolled as an Advocate on September 12, 1984, and practised in Civil Courts in Chennai, later in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Election, Arbitration, Public Interest Litigation, Human Rights, Company, Taxation and Service matters. His fields of specialization are Constitutional, Election, PIL, Criminal and Human Rights Cases. He worked as Counsel for Election Commission of India, National Human Rights Commission, Central Vigilance Commission and University Grants Commission and as Member of Supreme Court Legal Services Committee from 2000-2004. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on May 29, 2006, and as Permanent Judge on August 29, 2007. He was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court on March 6, 2020.
Kumari Justice Hima Kohli was born on September 02, 1959. She was enrolled as an Advocate on September 20, 1984. She practised in the Delhi High Court in Civil, Constitutional, Labour, Company and Service matters. Her field of specialization was Civil. She was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on May 29, 2006, and as Permanent Judge on August 29, 2007.
Justice Pankaj Mithal was born on June 17, 1961. He was enrolled as an Advocate on September 22, 1985. He practised in the Allahabad High Court in Civil, Constitutional, Labour and Service matters for 20 years. His field of specialization is Land Acquisition, Rent Control and Education matters. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court on July 07, 2006, and as Permanent Judge on July 2, 2008.
Justice Sanjib Banerjee was born on November 2, 1961. He was enrolled as an Advocate on November 21, 1990, and practised at the Supreme Court and High Court of Calcutta and other High Courts in Civil, Company, Arbitration and Constitutional matters and has specialized in Company, Intellectual Property, and Arbitration Laws. He was appointed as Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2006.