President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Vineet Saran as the new Chief Justice (CJ) of Orissa High Court as per the provisions of Article 217 of Constitution.
His appointment comes after it was lying vacant ever since transfer of Justice D H Waghela as CJ of Bombay High Court.
During the vacant period, Justice Pradeep K. Mohanty was officiating as Acting CJ of Orissa High Court. Prior to this appointment, Justice Saran was officiating in Karnataka High Court as a senior judge.
About Justice Vineet Saran
- Born on 11 May 1957, Justice Saran had graduated from Allahabad University in 1976 and obtained LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) in 1979.
- In 1980, he had enrolled as an advocate with the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council and practiced in Allahabad High Court.
- In 2002, he was elevated as a permanent judge Allahabad High Court. In February 2015, he was transferred to Karnataka High Court in the same capacity.