Justice G C Gupta has sworn-in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. He was administered oath by West Bengal governor Kesari Nath Tripathi as per Article 219 of Constitution.
He will have a short tenure as Chief Justice of the High Court as he is due to retire in December 2016. Prior to this appointment he was judge at the Calcutta High Court.
With this appointment for the first time sitting judge was made Chief Justice after almost 30 years when Justice Chittotosh Mukherjee became the Chief Justice of the High Court.
About Justice G C Gupta
- Justice G C Gupta was born on December one, 1954.
- He was enrolled as an Advocate in September, 1982.
- He had practiced in the Calcutta High Court for 17 years in civil, constitutional, company, arbitration and commercial matters.
- He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court in September, 2000.