New Chief Justice for Madras HC to assume charge today

Sanjib Banerjee

Chennai: Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit is set to administer the oath of office to Madras High Court Chief Justice designate Sanjib Banerjee at the Raj Bhavan today.

Immediately after the ceremony, Advocate General Vijay Narayan would accord a formal welcome at the High Court campus, according to notifications issued by its Registrar General, C Kumarappan.

The Union Ministry of Law and Justice on Thursday said President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Sanjib Banerjee, the senior-most judge of the Calcutta High Court, as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court from the date he assumes charge of his office.

He would be succeeding Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi, who retired from service on Thursday. Born on November 2, 1961, Justice Banerjee obtained a bachelor’s degree with honours in economics in 1983, before completing his law degree in 1986-87.

He was enrolled as an advocate in 1990 and practised primarily at the Calcutta High Court and the Supreme Court.


NT Bureau