SC Collegium Recommends Elevation Of Orissa HC Judge Justice Jaswant Singh
New Delhi/ Cuttack: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of Justice Jaswant Singh of Orissa High Court as Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court.
“The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on January 25, 2023, on reconsideration and in supersession of its earlier recommendation dated September 28, 2022, has recommended elevation of Justice Jaswant Singh, Judge, Orissa High Court… as Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court,” an official statement said on Wednesday.
At the moment, the Tripura High Court has only one judge, who is serving as the acting chief justice.
The Collegium had earlier recommended elevation of Justice Jaswant Singh as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court and the transfer of the current Orissa HC Chief Justice S Muralidhar as Chief Justice of the Madras HC. The Union government, however, had kept the proposal for Justice Muralidhar’s transfer on hold.
Justice Singh studied law and business administration at Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak before enrolling as an advocate in 1986. From March 1991 till his elevation to the bench as a judge in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2007, he held the posts of Assistant Advocate General, Deputy Advocate General, Senior Deputy Advocate General and Additional Advocate General, in the office of Advocate General, Haryana. He was transferred to the Orissa high court and took oath on October 8, 2021.