Amaravati: A Notification to this effect had been issued by the Government of India on Thursday. It stated that the President, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, has appointed Justice Maheshwari of the Madhya Pradesh High Court to be the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from the date he assumes charge of his office.

Andhra Pradesh High Court was established on 1st January 2019, after the common High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated. The senior-most judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, Justice C. Praveen Kumar became the acting Chief Justice and has been discharging of his duties as such till date. With the appointment of Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, he is set to become the first Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Born on June 29, 1961, Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari was enrolled as an advocate on November 22nd, 1985. He practised civil, criminal and constitutional sides in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Gwalior. He was appointed as the Additional Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on November 25th, 2005 and was made Permanent Judge on November 25th, 2008.

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