Justice Hrishikesh Roy appointed Acting Chief Justice of Kerala High Court

Bar & Bench May 29 2018

The President of India has appointed Justice Hrishikesh Roy as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala effective May 30, 2018, consequent to the retirement of Chief JusticeĀ Antony Dominic.

Justice Roy was transferred from Gauhati High Court to Kerala High Court vide a notification dated May 28, and today, on account of him being the senior most judge of the Kerala High Court, Justice Roy has been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of this Court.

Justice Roy's name was recommended for transfer from Gauhati High Court to Kerala High Court in January this year and after consultation with the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, the transfer was effected by President Kovind yesterday.

Justice Roy's parent High Court is Gauhati and he was the senior most Puisne Judge of the Gauhati High Court and was also the Judge-in-Charge of the Administrative Department (JAD).

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Appointment orders of Shri Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Judge Kerala HC as Acting CJ of Kerala HC (29.05.2018)-watermark