Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari was appointed as the Chief Justice (CJ) of the Andhra Pradesh (AP) High Court (HC.)
The appointment of Justice Maheshwari came after Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, on the 3rd of October, approved the appointment. On the night of the 3rd of October, the President’s Office issued a notification regarding the same.
The Supreme Court (SC) judges recommended Justice Maheshwari as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
However, the final decision regarding the appointment was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.
The appointment will come into effect from the day Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari takes the oath of office.
The swearing ceremony is expected to be held after the Dussehra vacation. The date of the oath taking ceremony is not yet decided and will be announced after Dussehra as the AP HC is currently closed.
As of now, Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar is the interim CJ of the AP HC.
Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar took oath as the interim CJ in 2018, when the HC was bifurcated into the AP HC and Telangana HC.
Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari will be the first Chief Justice of the AP High Court after the HC’s bifurcation.
Stay tuned for further updates.