Justice NN Paul Vasantha Kumar is New JK Chief Justice

KL Desk


Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasantha Kumar has been appointed Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sources said that Union Ministry of Law and Justice has formally issued a notification in this regard.

The notification bearing No K 13021/04/2014-US.II dated January 22 has been issued by Praveen Garg, Joint Secretary with the Union Ministry of Law and Justice.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 95 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasantha Kumar, Judge of Madras High Court to be the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office”, said the notification.

Sources said that Justice Vasantha Kumar is going to assume office shortly adding his joining would also depend on the availability of Governor, N N Vohra, who has to administer him the oath of office.

Justice Vasantha had been appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on December 10, 2005 and as Permanent Judge on July 20, 2007.

Prior to his appointment, Justice Vasantha held the post of Senior Standing Counsel for Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission and also Standing Counsel for Central Government.

He was also given an honorary post of the member in Ecclesiastical Synod Court, C.S.I Specialist in Service Law, Labour Law and Education matter.


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