Friday 28 September 2012

Shri Justice Altamas Kabir to Assume the Office of the Chief Justice of India today

New Delhi:(Page3 News Net work)-Shri Justice Altamas Kabir will assume the charge of the Chief Justice of India here today,29 sep,2012. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, will administer the oath of office to the new Chief Justice of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. 
Born on July 19, 1948 at Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his M.A. and LL.B.from University of Calcutta. He was enrolled at the Bar on August 1, 1973 and was made a permanent judge of Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. Justice Kabir assumed the office of acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on January 11, 2005. He was elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on March 01, 2005 and was made a judge of the Supreme Court of India on September 09, 2005. 
Shri Justice Altamas Kabir was responsible for the computerization of the Calcutta High Court and the City Civil Court and other Courts in Kolkatta. He was appointed as Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority on January 14, 2010. 
Shri Justice Kabir’s term will continue till 18th July 2013. 

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