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Justice M. Duraiswamy to assume charge on CJ of Madras HC
Justice M. Duraiswamy to assume charge on CJ of Madras HC

CHENNAI: Justice M. Duraiswamy will take over as acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court on September 13. This comes  after the Madras High Court's current Chief Justice, Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, retired on September 12.

Justice M. Duraiswamy has been named the acting chief justice of the Madras High Court, as per a notification from the Union Ministry of Law and Justice. He currently holds the position of Madras High Court's senior judge.

The notification said that "Judge M. Duraiswamy, senior most judge of the Madras High Court, will perform the duties of the Chief Justice of that high court with effect from September 13 consequent upon the superannuation of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, Chief Justice, Madras High Court," in accordance with the authority granted by Article 223 of the Constitution of India.

Mr. Duraiswamy had already performed the duties of the Chief Justice of the High Court for a short period in November 2021.  Thereafter, Justice Bhandari took charge as Acting CJ and became the Chief Justice on February 10 this year.

Justice Duraiswamy will hold the post till a new Chief Justice is appointed or till his superannuation.

Notably, Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee was transferred to Meghalaya High Court on November 15, 2022, while Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandary became Chief Justice of Madras High Court on November 22, 2021.

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