Delhi High Court chief justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana has been appointed as Supreme Court judge and orders to that effect were issued by President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday. He is likely to assume office as Supreme Court judge on Feb 13.
Justice NV Ramana, who was acting chief justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013 was elevated as the chief justice of Delhi High Court on September 2, 2013. Name of Justice NV Ramana was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium.
NV Ramana was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram village in Krishna district. He enroled as an advocate on February 10, 1983. He practised in the High Courts of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Service and Election matters.
He has specialized in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws. He has also functioned as panel counsel for various government organisations. He has functioned as additional standing counsel for Central government and standing counsel for railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad. He has also functioned as additional advocate general of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000.