Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court was on Friday appointed the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
“The President has appointed Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” said the statement issued by the Law Ministry on Friday evening.
Fifty-six-year-old Justice Ramana enrolled as an advocate in 1983 and has practised in the Andhra Pradesh High Court, Central and AP Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court in civil, criminal, constitutional, labour, service and election matters.
He also specialises in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws. Ramana has also been credited with the encouragement of the use of Telugu as the language for proceedings in the Andhra Pradesh High Court and has held the post of president of the Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy and the executive chairman of the AP Legal Services Authority.
Justice Ramana is expected to take over as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court by next week.
Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad has been the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High court since June after the retirement of former Chief Justice D Murugesan.