Thursday, October 19, 2023

Justices G. Anupama Chakravarthy and Nani Tagia to take charge as Judges of Patna High Court

In two separate notifications of Department of Justice (Appointments Division), Union Ministry of Law and Justice dated October 18, 2023 states that 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 has transferred Justice Gunnu Anupama Chakravarthy, Judge of Telangana High Court and  Justice Nani Tagia Judge of Gauhati High Court as Judges of Patna High Court. It has directed them to assume charge of her office in the Patna High Court. These notification are signed by Rajinder Kashyap, Special Secretary to the Government of India. 

On 3 August 2023, the Supreme Court Collegium had proposed the transfer of Justice G Anupama Chakravarthy, Judge to the Patna High Court for better administration of justice. In terms of the Memorandum of Procedure, the Collegium consulted one of the Judges of the Supreme Court who, being conversant with the affairs of the High Court for the State of Telangana, is in a position to offer views on the proposed transfer. It also consulted the Chief Justices of the High Court for the State of Telangana and the Patna High Court. By a letter dated 5 August 2023, Justice G. Anupama Chakravarthy has conveyed her willingness to be transferred to any of the High Courts. She had requested to transfer her to
any High Court near to her parent High  Court. The Collegium considered the request made by her but did not find any merit in the request. Therefore, it reiterated its recommendation dated 3 August 2023 to transfer her to the Patna High Court. 

Justice G. Anupama Chakravarthydid her 5 years law course from N.B.M Law college, Visakhapatnam. She started practicing in the then High court of Andhra Pradesh, after her enrollment in the year 1994. She worked in the office of Senior Advocate Sri T. Niranjan Reddy. She has dealt with cases relating to Civil, Criminal, Writ jurisdictions in the High Court and also attended Civil, Criminal courts apart from Cooperative and other Tribunals. She was appointed as Assistant Government Pleader in the year 2006 and worked as such till 2008. She did her post graduation in law (L.L.M). She was selected as District Judge by direct recruitment and joined service as Additional District Judge on November 2, 2008. She worked as Prl. District Judge, Kareem Nagar from January, 2019 to September, 2020. She worked as Member Secretary, Telangana State Legal Services Authority at Hyderabad till August, 2021. She was Registrar General of Telangana High Court for a brief period, later on worked as Chairperson of Cooperative Tribunal, Hyderabad and as the Chairperson of Telangana State VAT Tribunal, Hyderabad. She also delivered guest lectures in Judicial Academy, Secunderabad and in NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. She was elevated and sworn in as a Judge of High Court for the State of Telangana on March 24, 2022.

Justice Nani Tagia did schooling from Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ziro, Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh. B.A. from Govt. College, Itanagar (Arunachal University). LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. He was designated as Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on August 4, 2014. He was elevated as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on November 19, 2018. He became permanent judge November 10, 2020.

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