Judge of the Punjab & Haryana High Court, Justice Surya Kant has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended Justice Kant’s appointment as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court way back in January.
His name has now been cleared by the Central government after a delay of almost nine months.
Justice Kant started practicing law at the District Courts, Hisar in 1984 and shifted to Chandigarh in 1985 to practice at the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was designated as Senior Advocate in March 2001.
He also held the office of Advocate General, Haryana till his elevation as a Permanent Judge to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 09, 2004.