New Delhi: On Tuesday, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, 60-year-old, took oath as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court here. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a number of judges of Delhi High Court, Chief Secretary of Delhi among others were present on the occasion.
He was administered the oath by Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena at a function at Raj Niwas – Secretariat of LG. The top post in the High Court was vacant after Justice DN Patel retired. Justice Sharma had earlier served as the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. The central government had recently notified the transfer of Chief Justice of Telangana High Court Satish Chandra Sharma to Delhi High Court.
Justice Satish Chandra Sharma was born on 30th November 1961 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.He was awarded National Merit Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies. He previously also served in the Madhya Pradesh high court, where he was appointed an additional judge in January 2008 and a permanent judge two years later, in January 2010. Justice Sharma is also on the advisory board of the National Law Institute University in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.
The Collegium further recommended the elevation of Justice AA Sayed, SS Shinde, Rashmin M Chhaya and Ujjal Bhuyan as Chief Justices of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gauhati and Telangana High Courts respectively.The acting chief justice of the Delhi high court – Justice Vipin Sanghi – is now the chief justice of Uttarakhand high court. The decision was taken by the Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.