Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao takes oath as HP High Court Chief

Shimla, May 30

Justice M.S. Ratna Sri Ramachandra Rao was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan. The oath of office was administered by Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla, with Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in attendance. The proceedings were conducted by Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena, who read out the Warrant of Appointment issued by the President of India.

Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao, born on August 7, 1966, in Hyderabad, holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Mathematics from Bhavans New Science College, Osmania, and an LL.B. degree from the University College of Law, Osmania University. He pursued further studies at the University of Cambridge, U.K., where he obtained his LL.M. degree with the prestigious Cambridge Common Wealth Scholarship, Bank of Credit and Commerce International Scholarship, and Pegasus Scholarship.

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Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, he served as a Judge in the High Courts of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, and Telangana. His father, Justice M. Jagannadha Rao, was a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India and former Chairman of the Law Commission of India, while his grandfather also served as a Judge in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

The event was graced by the presence of several notable individuals, including Lady Governor Janaki Shukla, Speaker of Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Kuldeep Singh Pathania, Industry Minister Harshwardhan Chauhan, Leader of Opposition Jai Ram Thakur, and a distinguished panel of judges from the Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Haryana, and Telangana High Courts. Advocate General Anup Kumar Rattan, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu, and other high-ranking officials of the state government also attended the ceremony


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