Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh Appointed Chief Justice Of Orissa High Court

Bhubaneswar: Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh, the senior most judge of Patna High Court, has been appointed as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.

Union Minister of Law and Justice Arjun Ram Meghwal, in a post in his official handle of X (former Twitter) on Friday, said President Droupadi Murmu has appointed chief justices of six high courts including Odisha.

“In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, the President of India, after consultation with Chief Justice of India, is pleased to appoint the following High Court Judges as Chief Justices of High Courts,” he said.

The collegium of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud had recommend the appointment of Justice Singh as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court in November, 2023.

Justice Singh will replace the present acting chief justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi of Orissa High Court. Justice Sarangi was appointed with effect from October 4, 2023 following superannuation of Chief Justice Subhasis Talapatra on October 3, 2023.

While recommending the name of Justice Singh, the collegium said, “He has maintained a high standard of professional ethics at the Bar and Bench and enjoys a good reputation for conduct and integrity. The Collegium is of the considered view that Justice Singh is fit and suitable in all respects for being appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Orissa.”

Justice Singh was appointed as a judge of the Patna High Court on April 5, 2012, and has been functioning there as the senior-most puisne Judge. Before his elevation as a judge of the High Court, he was enrolled at the Bar in 1990 and practised at the High Court of Judicature at Patna. His area of practice was constitutional, service, criminal and arbitration matters.

During his practice of 22 years, Justice Singh also served as Additional Advocate General for Bihar from December 2010 till his elevation as Judge of the High Court. During his tenure of more than 11 years as a judge of Bihar High Court, he had authored 1246 reported judgments of which 562 were delivered during the last 5 years, according to a Supreme Court communique.

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