Sikkim HC Chief Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari elevated as SC Judge

Gangtok: Sikkim High Court (HC) Chief Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari has been elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Maheshwari’s appointment was confirmed by the law ministry on Thursday. “… the President is pleased to appoint Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari, Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court to be a Judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” a notification issued by the ministry read.

The Supreme Court collegium had recommended nine names, including Sikkim HC Chief Justice Maheshwari, for appointment as Judges to the apex court. The names were approved by the centre.

Chief Justice Maheshwari had taken charge of the Sikkim High Court on January 6, 2021.

Prior to this, Chief Justice Maheshwari had served as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh High Courts as well.

Two other Judges appointed by the President include Justice Vikram Nath and Justice AS Oka.

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