Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasanthakumar took oath as Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday.
A ceremony for the purpose was held at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu, official sources said.
They added that Governor NN Vohra administered oath to the chief justice.
Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasanthakumar was appointed as state Chief Justice through a notification No K 13021/04/2014-US.II dated January 22.
The notification was issued by by Praveen Garg, Joint Secretary with the Union Ministry of Law and Justice.
Vasanthakumar 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.