After a gap of almost 30 years the Himachal Pradesh High court would get the 2nd woman Chief Justice as the Supreme court collegium issued notification for elevation of Acting Chief Justice Sabina as new and 28th Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High court on Wednesday.
She would replace Chief Justice Amjad Ahtesham Sayed who demitted office of CJ January 21. Presently or earlier to this Justice Sabina has been serving as Acting Chief Justice in the same High court.
Justice Sabina was appointed as a judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 12 March 2008 and is due to retire on 19 April 2023.
The Collegium stated in the notification issued that in this backdrop, having regard to the seniority of Justice Sabina, it resolves to recommend that she be appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh “as she is fit and A suitable in all respects for the same”. ” ” Ms. Justice Sabina shall have a tenure of about two months before she retires as Chief Justice on 19 April 2023 , ” said the Collegium in the resolution .
Born on 20.04.1961. She has served as the Joint Secretary of Bar Association of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the year 1986. Thereafter, joined as Additional District Judge on 21.01.1997. Subsequently became Sessions Judge in September, 2004 and was elevated as an Additional Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 12.03.2008 and Permanent Judge on 23.02.2010. Transferred to Rajasthan High Court and assumed office of a Judge of Rajasthan High Court on 11.04.2016.
She was transferred to the High Court of Himachal Pradesh, and took oath on 08.10.2021. Assumed charge of the office of Chief Justice (Acting) with effect from January 21, 2023.
It is worthwhile to mention that justice Lela Seth became first woman Chief Justice of High court Himachal Pradesh in August 1991. Thereafter, it took thirty years to get another woman Chief Justice.
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