Justice Chelameswar transferred as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court
The President has transferred Mr Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.
An official press release said Mr Justice Chelameswar had been directed to assume charge of his new office on or before March 17.
Mr Justice Chelameswar, 57, has a degree in Physics from the Loyoola College in Madras and then graduated in Law from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in 1976.
After practising as an advocate for several years, he was appointed as Additional Advocate General in October, 1995. He was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh in June, 1997 and as Judge in May, 1999. He became Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on May 3, 2007.
A separate announcement said the President had appointed Mr Justice Sambhaji Shiwaji Shinde, Mr Justice Ashok Pitamber Bhangale, Mr Justice Anand Vasant Nirgude and Mr Justice Rajiv Yadunath Ganoo, Additional Judges, to be Judges of the Bombay High Court, in that order of seniority.
The President has also appointed Mr Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court for a period of two years.
Mr Akhilesh Chandra, Mr Gopal Prasad and Mr Mungeshwar Sahoo have been appointed as Additional Judges of the Patna High Court, in that order of seniority, for a period of two years.
Similarly, the President has appointed Mr Benedict Victor Pinto, Mr Bijoor Manohar, Mr K.Govindarajulu, and Mr Hosahalli Sheshadri Kempanna as Additional Judges of the Karnataka High Court, in that order of seniority, for a period of two years.
The appointments will be with effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices, the release added.