This is the list of chief justices of the Rajasthan High Court from its establishment in 1947.

Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court
Incumbent
Akil Kureishi

since 22 September 2021
Bombay High Court
AbbreviationCJ Rajasthan
SeatJodhpur
NominatorCollegium of the Supreme Court
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthtill the age of 62 yrs[1]
Constituting instrumentConstitution of India (under Article 124)
Formation21 June 1947; 74 years ago (21 June 1947)
First holderJustice Sarat Kumar Ghosh (1947)
Salary250,000 (US$3,300) (per month)[2]
Websitehttp://www.hcraj.nic.in/

chief justices

# Portrait Chief Justice Term Remarks
1 Sir Sarat Kumar Ghosh 1947 – 1949 Sir Sarat Kumar Ghosh or Ghose, ICS was an Indian civil servant and a jurist.
2 Kamala Kant Verma 29 August 1949–1950 the 1st Indian Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court
3 Kailas Nath Wanchoo 1951–1958 a member of the first Lok Sabha and a freedom fighter.
4 Sarju Prasad 1959–1961
5 J.S. Ranawat 1961 – 1963
6 D.S. Dave 1963–1964
7 Daulat Mal Bhandari 1964–1969 a member of the first Lok Sabha and a freedom fighter
8 J. Narayan 1969–1969
9 B.P. Beri 1969–1969
10 P.N. Shinghal 1969–1970
11 V.P. Tyagi 1970–1970
12 C. Honniah 1970–1971
13 Chand Mal Lodha 1971–1980 chief justice of the Rajasthan High Court and the Guwahati High Court.
14 K.D. Sharma 1980–1981
15 P.K. Banerjee 1981 –1982
16 D.P. Gupta 1982–1985
17 J. S. Verma 1985–1986 the 27th Chief Justice of India from 25 March 1997 to 18 January 1998. He was the chairman of National Human Rights Commission from 1999 to 2003, and chairman of the Justice Verma Committee
18 Krishna Chandra Agarwal 1986 –1994 Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court and Calcutta High Court.
19 G.C. Mittal 1994–1995
20 A.P. Ravani 1995–1996
21 Mukul Gopal Mukherjee 1996–1999
22 Shivaraj V Patil 1999–2000
23 A. R. Lakshmanan 2000–2002 Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court in 2000 and Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2001. He retired in 2007.chairman of the Law Commission of India during 2006-2009
24 Arun Kumar 2002–2002
25 Anil Dev Singh 2002–2004
26 S. N. Jha 2004–2005
27 J. M. Panchal 2006–2006
28 Rajesh Bhalla 2006–2008
29 Narayan Roy 2008–2008
30 Deepak Verma 2008–2009 Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka [6][7] and Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.Chairperson and member of the Advisory Committee of several renowned academic institutions and universities in India.
31 Jagadish Bhalla 10 August 2009–31 October 2010 Former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan High Court
32 Arun Kumar Mishra 1 November 2010–2 January 2013 judge of the Supreme Court of India.Mishra has taken several steps to dovetail technology in functions of Rajasthan High Court. His initiatives include publication of first ever Newsletter of Rajasthan High Court and inauguration of a Museum.Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta.
33 Amitava Roy 2 January 2013– 5 August 2014 judge of the Supreme Court of India and former Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court[1] and Rajasthan High Court.made it compulsory for cinema halls across India to play the National Anthem of India before the screening of any film, and mandated that the audience stand while the National Anthem was played
34 S. K. Mittal 6 August 2014- 13 May 2016
35 Navin Sinha 14 May 2016- 16 February 2017 Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Chief justice of Chhattisgarh High Court and after that as the Chief justice of Rajasthan High Court
36 Pradeep Nandrajog 2 April 2017- 6 April 2019 Presently, he is Chief Justice of Bombay High Court and former Chief justice of Rajasthan High Court and Judge of Delhi High Court
37 Mohammad Rafiq 7 April 2019 - 4 May 2019 appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 7 April 2019 after transfer of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog to Bombay High Court.
38 Shripathi Ravindra Bhat 5 May 2019 - 22 September 2019 Judge of Supreme Court of India. He is former Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court.[1] He is also former Judge of Delhi High Court.
(37) Mohammad Rafiq 23 September 2019 - 5 Oct 2019 appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 23 September 2019 after elevation of Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat to Supreme Court of India.
39 Indrajit Mahanty 6 October 2019-oct 11 2021 Appointed as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 6 October 2019. He is former Judge of Bombay High Court.
40 Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi 12 October Incumbent Appointment as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 9 October 2021. He is former Chief Justice of Tripura High Court and former Judge of High Court of Gujarat[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Supreme Court of India - CJI & Sitting Judges". Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Supreme Court, High Court judges get nearly 200% salary hike". The Hindustan Times. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ Upadhyay, Sparsh (9 October 2021). "Breaking: Centre Notifies Appointment Of Justice Akil Kureshi As The Chief Justice Of Rajasthan High Court". www.livelaw.in. Retrieved 21 October 2021.