Justice Satish Chandra Sharma on Tuesday took oath as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena administered the oath to Justice Sharma at Raj Niwas, which is the secretariat of LG.
Justice Sharma was previously serving as the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. His transfer was notified by the Central Government on June 19, 2022.
The notification dated June 19, 2022 reads thus:
"In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, Chief Justice, Telangana High Court, as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and to direct him to assume charge of the office of the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court."
Consequent to the retirement of Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, the post fell vacant. Justice Vipin Sanghi was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court in March. Justice Sanghi has been appointed as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court.
About Justice Satish Chandra Sharma
Justice Satish Chandra Sharma was born on 30th November 1961 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He enrolled as a student of Bachelor of Science in 1979 at Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar. Secured degree of Bachelor of Science in the year 1981 with distinction in three subjects.
He was awarded National Merit Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies. Enrolled as a student of law in Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar in 1981. Graduated as the topper of the class and obtained an LL.B. degree in 1984 with three university Gold Medals.
He enrolled his name as an advocate on 01-09-1984. Practiced in Constitutional, Service, Civil and Criminal matters before the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. Was appointed Additional Central Government Counsel on 28-05-1993 and was appointed senior panel counsel by Government of India on 28-06-2004.
In 2003, he was designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at the age of 42 years – he was one of the youngest among the senior advocates of Madhya Pradesh High Court.
He was elevated as a Judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 18th January, 2008. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge on 15th January, 2010.
Justice Sharma is an avid reader and is also known for his contributions to various Universities. He is associated with National Law Universities.
Later, Justice Sharma was transferred to Karnataka High Court where he took charge as a Judge on January 4, 2021 and later assumed charge as the Acting Chief Justice on August 31, 2021.
Justice Sharma took oath as the Chief Justice of Telangana High Court on October 11, 2021.