The President of India has given her consent to appoint Ranjan Sharma, Bipin Chander Negi, and ( Rakesh Kainthla as Judges of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
A notification issued by the union law and justice department said that three in order of seniority would assume charge in the respective offices with this notification.
On July 12 the Collegium of the Supreme Court recommended the names of advocate Ranjan Sharma and Bipin Chander Negi and judicial officer Rakesh Kainthla for appointment as Judges of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh.
Advocate Ranjan Sharma was enrolled as an Advocate on 11 December 1991 and was designated as a Senior Advocate on 29 March 2019.
He has extensive practice at the Bar. He is serving as an Additional Advocate General and has a reasonably good professional income.
The inputs received from the Government indicate that he enjoys a good personal and professional image and nothing adverse has come to notice with regard to his integrity.
Advocate Bipin Chander Negi has been in practice at the Bar for the last 28 years. He
was enrolled in 1994 and was designated as a Senior Advocate in 2015.
He was appointed as an amicus curiae by the High Court in several matters. He is reported to have knowledge of diverse branches of law and has appeared before the High Court and district courts.
He would have a tenure of over seven years. The inputs provided by the Government
in the file indicate that he enjoys a good personal and professional image. Nothing adverse has come to notice with regard to his integrity.
Judicial Officer Rakesh Kainthla joined the judicial service on 07 August 1995. He has served as Judicial Officer in various capacities in the State. The inputs placed by the Government in the file indicate that he enjoys a good personal and professional image.