Swearing in ceremony of 3 new judges of Himachal High Court to happen on Monday

Himachal Pradesh High Court currently has sabctional strength of 17 judges who would administrate oaths to three new judges on Monday.

Spokesperson of the Himachal Pradesh High Court informed here today that with the appointment of three new judges total strength of judges would increase to twelve now.

He said that Ranjan Sharma, Bipin Chander Negi. and Rakesh Kainthla has been appointed to be the Judges of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh. 

The Department of  Justice, Govt. of India, has issued a notification in this regard. The swearing-in ceremony would take place at Raj Bhawan, on 31.07.2023, at 9.15 AM. 

According to the spokesperson Ranjan Sharma, was born on 21.08.1968 and hails from Dharamshala,  District Kangra. 

He did his schooling from Govt. School Dharmshala and was awarded a gold medal in L.LB from Rohtak University. 

He was enrolled as an advocate in December 1991 and designated as Senior Advocate in March 2019. 

He was also given an assignment as an Additional Advocate General twice in 2008 and 2018. Sh. Ranjan Sharma has practiced in different fields of law. 

Mr. Bipin Chander Negi was born in the village of Shong, Tehsil Sangla, District  Kinnaur. He did his schooling at St. Edward’s School, Shimla, and Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi. Thereafter, he did his B.An Economics (Honours) from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, and an LLB from H.P University, Shimla. 

He was enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1994 and designated as Senior Advocate in the year 2015. Sh Bipin Chander Negi has practiced in different fields of law. 

Mr. Rakesh Kainthla was born on 23 May 1968 in Shimla. He did his schooling at D.A.V. School, Lakkar Bazaar, and Graduated from Govt. College, Sanjauli, Shimla. Thereafter, he did L.L.B. from H.P. University, Shimla in 1991. 

He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1991 and practiced in different fields of law. Sh, Rakesh Kainthla stood first in Himachal Judicial Service Examination in 1995. He again stood first in the Limited Competitive Examination of Judicial Officers in 2010 and was appointed as Addl. District & Sessions Judge. 

He has served as Judicial Officer in the different Civil & Sessions Division in Himachal Pradesh. Before elevation as Judge of H.P. High Court, Rakesh Kainthla was posted as District & Sessions Judge Mandi.

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