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Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan appointed Acting Chief Justice

BIJENDER SHARMA | April 18, 2023 06:08 PM

SHIMLA: Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, senior-most puisne Judge, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, has been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of this High Court w.e.f. 20.04.2023, consequent upon the retirement of Smt. Justice Sabina, Acting Chief Justice. The notification to this effect has been issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Justice, Government of India, today.

Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan was born on 9.1.1964 in Tehsil Rohru. He did his schooling from Bishop Cotton School, Shimla and was the School Captain. He graduated with Honours from DAV College, Chandigarh and thereafter obtained degree in Law from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh in 1989 and joined illustrious chamber of Lala Chhabil Dass, Advocate. He started practice in High Court of Himachal Pradesh and practiced in all branches of law. Prior to elevation, he was Standing Counsel-cum- Legal Advisor to H.P. State Electricity Board Ltd. and earlier to that was Standing Counsel-cum- Legal Advisor to H.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation.

He conducted cases of various departments including Boards, Corporations, Financial Institutions, Public and Private Companies, Educational Institutions and Cooperative Societies etc. He had been actively associated with the Legal Aid Programmes. He remained member of various Lok Adalats. He was appointed Amicus-Curiae by the High Court in many important cases relating to violation of Environmental Laws by the Hydel Projects, Ropeways etc. ban on plastic and tobacco products, implementation of Solid Waste Management Projects and framing of road construction policy in Himachal Pradesh. He was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh and assumed the Office as such on 23.2.2014 (F.N). He took oath as Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh on 30th November 2014 (Forenoon).

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