Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh Appointed Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

Bhubaneswar: Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh, Judge, Patna High Court was appointed as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.

“In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh, Judge of the Patna High Court, to be Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” the notification issued by Ministry of Law read.

Union Minister of State (I/C) for Law & Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal shared the notification on X.

The Supreme Court on November 2, last year recommended the elevation of Patna High Court judge Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh as Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court.

The post of Orissa High Court Chief Justice has been vacant since October 3 following the retirement of Justice Subhasis Talapatra. Justice Singh, who was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Judicature at Patna on April 5 2012, has been acting as the senior-most judge. He was enrolled at the Bar in 1990 and practised at the High Court of Judicature at Patna, dealing with constitutional, service, criminal, and arbitration matters.

He has also served as the Additional Advocate General for Bihar.

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