Chandigarh, Oct 6 : Justice Ravi Shankar Jha was sworn-in as the 35th Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore here on Sunday.
Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh conducted the proceedings of the swearing-in-ceremony at the Punjab Raj Bhawan here.
Besides an array of distinguished Judges from the High Court and the lower Courts, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Assembly Speaker Rana K P Singh, Advocate General Atul Nanda and Chief Information Commissioner Suresh Arora and DGP Dinkar Gupta graced the occasion.
Jha’s appointment as the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice was notified by the President of India on Thursday to fill the post, created by the elevation of Justice Krishna Murari to the Supreme Court last month. In the interim, Justice Rajiv Sharma was officiating as the Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.Jha had earlier been officiating as Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court since June this year. Enrolled as an Advocate in the Madhya Pradesh High Court in September 1986 Justice Jha, 58, was elevated as a permanent judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court in 2007.(UNI)