Guwahati Chief Justice Jasti Chelameswar is being posted as the Chief Justice of Kerala in place of Chief Justice S.R.Bannurmath who has retired from service.
The Supreme Court collegium has made the recommendation to the President in this regard.
Justice Jasti Chelameswar was born on June 23, 1953 at Pedda Muttevi, Movva Mandal in Krishna District at Andhra Pradesh, India. His father was late Jasti Lakshminarayana, a lawyer at Machilipatnam, Krishna District.
He had his earlier education up to class XII at Hindu High School at Machilipatnam in Krishna District and Graduated in Science (Physics) at Madras Loyala College. Graduated in Law from Andhra University Visakhapatnam, in 1976, he was enrolled as an Advocate in High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad in the year 1976 and practised under a senior Advocate Dr. B. Bhimaraju, former Public Prosecutor, High Court of A.P., P. Rajarao, Ex. Government Pleader High Court of A.P. and K. Srinivasa Murthy, a leading Advocate in High Court of A.P. Specialised in Constitutional Law, Election Laws, Central Excise, Customs, Income Tax and Criminal Law.
He was appointed as Standing Counsel of A.P. Lokayukta in 1985 and 1986. He also worked as Government Pleader for Home Affairs in High Court in the years 1988 and 1989. He was designated as Senior Counsel in the year 1995 and appointed as Additional Advocate General on 13.10.1995. Elevated as Addl. Judge of High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 23.6.1997 and as Judge w.e.f. 17.05.1999.
He assumed the charge of the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court (The High Court of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh) on 03.05.2007.