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Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court
Incumbent
Ritu Bahri (CJ)
since 4 February 2024
Uttarakhand High Court
AbbreviationCJ
SeatNainital
NominatorCollegium of the Supreme Court of India
AppointerPresident of India with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of Uttarakhand
Term lengthtill the age of 62 yrs
Constituting instrumentConstitution of India (under Article 217)
Formation9 November 2000; 23 years ago (2000-11-09)
First holderAshok Desai (2000–2003)
WebsiteUttarakhand High Court

The chief justice of the Uttarakhand High Court is the highest presiding judicial officer in the state of Uttarakhand and the custodian of the Uttarakhand High Court. He or She is appointed by the president of India with the advice of the chief justice and the governor of Uttarakhand. Ritu Bahri is the current and first woman Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court. She assumed office on 4 February 2024.[1]

List of chief justices of Uttarakhand

Following is the list of the chief justices of Uttarakhand since its inception on 9 November 2000:

Colour key
  Acting Chief Justice
No. Name
(birth–death)
Portrait Term Tenure Parent High Court Appointed by
(President of India)
Note
Acting Ashok Desai
(1942–2006)
9 November 2000 5 December 2000 26 days Bombay K. R. Narayanan First Chief Justice of Uttarakhand, assumed office as Acting Chief Justice. Resigned from office on 31 March 2003.
1 Ashok Desai
(1942–2006)
6 December 2000 31 March 2003 2 years, 115 days (total 2 years, 142 days)
Acting Prakash Chandra Verma
(born 1951)
1 April 2003 4 August 2003 125 days Allahabad A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
2 Sarosh Homi Kapadia
(1947–2016)
5 August 2003 17 December 2003 134 days Bombay Shortest-serving Chief Justice of Uttarakhand. Later elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India, went on to become 38th Chief Justice of India.
Acting Prakash Chandra Verma
(born 1951)
18 December 2003 24 July 2004 219 days Allahabad
3 Vikas Shridhar Sirpurkar
(born 1946)
25 July 2004 19 March 2005 237 days Bombay Later elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India.
4 Cyriac Joseph
(born 1947)
20 March 2005 7 January 2006 293 days Kerala Later elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India.
Acting Prakash Chandra Verma
(born 1951)
8 January 2006 13 January 2006 5 days (total 349 days) Allahabad Longest-serving Acting Chief Justice of Uttarakhand.
5 Rajiv Gupta
(born 1950)
14 January 2006 1 February 2008 2 years, 18 days Madhya Pradesh
6 Vinod Kumar Gupta
(born 1947)
2 February 2008 9 September 2009 1 year, 219 days Jammu and Kashmir Pratibha Patil
Acting Bipin Chandra Kandpal
(born 1948)
10 September 2009 24 September 2009 14 days Uttarakhand
Acting Tarun Agarwal
(born 1956)
25 September 2009 28 November 2009 64 days Allahabad
7 Jagdish Singh Khehar
(born 1952)
29 November 2009 11 August 2010 255 days Punjab and Haryana Later elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India, went on to become 44th Chief Justice of India.
8 Barin Ghosh
(1952–2015)
12 August 2010 4 June 2014 3 years, 296 days Calcutta
Acting Sudhanshu Dhulia
(born 1960)
5 June 2014 30 July 2014 55 days Uttarakhand Pranab Mukherjee Later elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India.
9 Kuttiyil Mathew Joseph
(born 1958)
31 July 2014 6 August 2018 4 years, 6 days Kerala Longest-serving Chief Justice of Uttarakhand, later elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India.
Acting Rajeev Sharma
(born 1958)
7 August 2018 1 November 2018 86 days Himachal Pradesh Ram Nath Kovind
10 Ramesh Ranganathan
(born 1958)
2 November 2018 27 July 2020 1 year, 268 days Andhra Pradesh
Acting Ravi Malimath
(born 1962)
28 July 2020 6 January 2021 162 days Karnataka
11 Raghvendra Singh Chauhan
(born 1959)
7 January 2021 23 December 2021 350 days Rajasthan
Acting Sanjaya Kumar Mishra
(born 1961)
24 December 2021 28 June 2022 186 days Orissa
12 Vipin Sanghi
(born 1961)
28 June 2022 26 October 2023 1 year, 120 days Delhi
Acting Manoj Kumar Tiwari
(born 1965)
27 October 2023 3 February 2024 99 days Uttarakhand Droupadi Murmu
13 Ritu Bahri
(born 1962)
4 February 2024 10 October 2024 135 days Punjab and Haryana First woman Chief Justice of Uttarakhand.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Justice Ritu Bahri becomes first woman chief justice of Uttarakhand high court". Hindustan Times. 4 February 2024. Retrieved 19 February 2024.