Justice Sheel Nagu: New Acting Chief Justice | 23 May 2024

Why in News?

Recently, the Central government has notified the appointment of Justice Sheel Nagu as Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Key Points

He will perform the duties of incumbent Chief Justice Ravi Malimath, who will demit office on 24th May 2024.

  • He was appointed as an additional judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on 27th May 2011, and became a permanent judge on 23rd May 2013.

Appointment of Acting Chief Justice

  • Article 223 of the Constitution of India deals with the appointment of an acting Chief Justice.
  • According to this, when the office of the Chief Justice of a High Court is vacant or when such a Chief Justice, on account of absence or otherwise, is unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person. Other judges of the Court may be appointed by the President for this purpose.