Uttarakhand High Court (L) and Sikkim High Court (R)
Uttarakhand High Court (L) and Sikkim High Court (R)
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Acting Chief Justices appointed for Uttarakhand, Sikkim High Courts [Read Notifications]

While Justice Ravi Malimath will take charge of the Uttarakhand High Court upon the retirement of the present Chief Justice, Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai will be filling in for Sikkim's Chief Justice while he is on leave.

Aishwarya Iyer

The Central Government has notified the appointment of Justice Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath as Acting Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, as well as the appointment of Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai as the Acting Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court.

Justice Malimath, the senior-most Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court has been directed to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice with effect from July 28, 2020, upon the retirement of Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, the present Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.

Justice Ravi Malimath
Justice Ravi Malimath

In February, the Centre had notified the transfer of Justice Malimath from the Karnataka High Court to the Uttarakhand High Court following a Collegium recommendation made the same month.

Justice Malimath had been appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka in February 2008 and was made a permanent judge in February 2010.

Justice Madan Rai, the senior-most Judge of the Sikkim High Court has been asked to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice with effect from July 15 to August 6, 2020, on account of Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami being on leave.

Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai
Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai

Justice Madan Rai was elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Sikkim on April 15, 2015. She is the first woman judge of the Sikkim High Court.

She has previously been appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court for the periods July-October 2018 and September-October 2019.

Read the Appointment Notifications here:

Orders of appointment of Shri Justice Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath , senior-most Judge of Uttarakhand High Court as Acting CJ of Uttarakhand HC (16.07.2020).pdf
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Orders of appointment of Smt. Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai, senior-most Judge of Sikkim High Court as Acting CJ of Sikkim HC (16.07.2020).pdf
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