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The Central Government has notified the appointment of Justice Ravi Ranjan as the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court.
A notification to this effect was issued by the Central Government on Wednesday. His appointment has been made pursuant to a Collegium recommendation made after its meeting held on October 15. A statement regarding the same was issued by the Collegium last month.
Justice Ranjan was elevated as an Additional Judge of Patna High Court on July 14, 2008, and later on, he was appointed as a permanent Judge on January 16, 2010. He also served as the Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court for a brief period in 2018. Last year, Justice Ranjan was transferred from Patna High Court to the Punjab and Haryana High Court pursuant to the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium.
Justice Ranjan will take over the helm of the Jharkhand High Court from Acting Chief Justice, Harish Chandra Mishra who was so appointed following sudden demise of Acting Chief Justice Prashant Kumar. Earlier, Justice Sanjay Karol, then Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court, had been recommended as the next Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice. However, the Collegium later modified this proposal, following which Chief Justice Karol was eventually appointed Chief Justice of the Patna High Court.
[Read the notification here]