Justice Ramesh Ranganathan
Justice Ramesh Ranganathan

Justice Ramesh Ranganathan takes oath as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2018 18:44 IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Nov 2 (ANI): Justice Ramesh Ranganathan on Friday was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court. He was administered the oath by Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya at a brief ceremony in Raj Bhavan in Dehradun.
The Supreme Court collegium had earlier recommended Ranganathan's name to the central government for the Uttarakhand High Court. The seat fell vacant after his predecessor Justice KM Joseph was elevated to the top court. Justice Ranganathan had served as the senior-most judge of the Hyderabad High Court.
Born in Delhi on July 28, 1958, Justice Ranganathan graduated in 1977 and completed post graduation in Commerce in 1981. He obtained Law Degree from Bangalore University and enrolled as an Advocate in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh in November 1985. He was a Government Pleader from 1996 to 2000, and the Additional Advocate General from July 2000 to May 2004.
He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on May 26, 2005 and as a Permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on February 20, 2006. Later, he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court on July 30, 2016, and continued in the post till Justice TBN Radhakrishnan assumed the office of the Chief Justice in July this year. (ANI)