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Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court

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  • 16 Oct 2021
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  • On October 14, 2021, Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath at Sandipani Auditorium, Raj Bhavan.

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  • On September 16, 2021, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the transfer of several other judges, including the Chief Justice of eight states of the country. These included the recommendation to transfer the then Madhya Pradesh Justice Mohammad Rafiq to Himachal Pradesh and the Acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh Ravi Malimath to Madhya Pradesh.
  • Born on May 25, 1962, Justice Malimath started his practice in the Karnataka High Court on January 28, 1987. He specialized in constitutional, civil, criminal, labour and service matters as an advocate. He was appointed as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court on February 18, 2008, and as a permanent judge on February 17, 2010.
  • He assumed the post of Judge of the High Court of Uttarakhand on March 5, 2020. On July 28, 2020, he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court. After this, he took charge as the Judge of Himachal Pradesh High Court on January 7, 2021, and on June 28, 2021, he took an oath as the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh.
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