[Breaking] JK Maheshwari appointed Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court, AK Goswami made Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court

Two notification to this effect have been issued by the Central Government today.
[Breaking] JK Maheshwari appointed Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court, AK Goswami made Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court
Chief Justice JK Maheshwari (L) and Chief Justice Goswami (R)

The Collegium's proposal to have the Chief Justices of the Andhra Pradesh High Court and the Sikkim High Court switch places has been greenlit by the Central Government through two notifications issued today.

Chief Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari, who was heading the Andhra Pradesh High Court has now been appointed the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court.

By a separate notification, Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami of the Sikkim High Court has now been transferred for appointment as the Andhra Pradesh High Court's Chief Justice.

The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the transfers by a resolution passed on December 14.

Chief Justice JK Maheshwari (L) and Chief Justice Goswami (R)
[Breaking] Supreme Court Collegium proposes transferring Chief Justices of four High Courts

The Centre's decision to concur with the said proposal comes a day after Justice Rakesh Kumar of the Andhra Pradesh High Court expressed concern over the timing of the Collegium's proposal to transfer Chief Justice Maheshwari.

Read the Central Government notifications:

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Transfer orders of Shri Justice J K Maheshwari Chief Justice of AP HC as a CJ Sikkim HC (31.12.2020).pdf
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Transfer orders of Shri Justice A K Goswami Chief Justice of Sikkim HC as a CJ AP HC (31.12.2020).pdf
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