Who was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 4 April 2019?

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Mishra Ji asked 25-Apr-2019 in Current affair by Mishra Ji

Who was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 4 April 2019?

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UTKARSHA SINGHROUL answered 27-Jun-2019 by UTKARSHA SINGHROUL

The new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court is “Justice T B N Radhakrishnan” on April 4, 2019. The oath ceremony of Justice Radhakrishnan was administered by the Governor of West Bengal ‘K.N. Tripathi’ in a solemn ceremony at the High Court premises.

Who was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 4 April 2019?

Before being the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, he has been the Chief Justice of Hyderabad High Court for both the states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from July 7, 2018. He also became the permanent judge of the Kerala High Court on October 14, 2004.

Chief Justice Radhakrishnan succeeded the acting Chief Justice Biswanath Samaddar of the Calcutta High Court. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court because the Chief Justice of India, Rajan Gogoi wrote to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to act on it and transfer Justice Radhakrishnan to the Calcutta High Court.

On December 11, 1983, he enrolled himself to practice at Thiruvananthapuram and then later shifted to Kerala High Court in the year 1988. In Kerala High Court, he dealt with numerous cases from different branches of law, including Civil cases, Constitutional cases, and Administrative law cases.

The High Court of Calcutta was established on July 1, 1862, under the High Court Act of, 1861, with the name of ‘High Court of Judicature at Fort William’. The Calcutta High Court is extended to cover other regions as well as and it covers Chandernagore or Chandannagar and Andaman and Nicobar Island on May 2, 1950. However, later the Calcutta High Court extended its bench in Port Blair and Jalpaiguri. The sanctioned strength of Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court is 72, in this 54 are permanent and 18 are no-permanent judges.

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