Monday, October 10, 2011

Justice Jasti Chelameswar sworn in, SC strength now 28

Justice Jasti Chelameswar today sworn in as Supreme Court judge, raising the strength of the apex court to 28.

Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia administered the oath of office to Chelameswar, former chief justice of Kerala high court.

Justice Chelameswar had assumed the charge of Kerala High Court as its chief justice on March 17, last year. He was first elevated as an additional judge in the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 23, 1997 and was made a judge there on May 17, 1999. On May 3, 2007, he was appointed as chief justice of the Gauhati High Court.

Born on June 23, 1953 in Andhra Pradesh, Justice Chelameswar enrolled as an advocate in the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 1976.
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