Cuttack/Delhi, September 30: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of Justice Jaswant Singh as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. Justice Singh took oath as a Judge in the High Court of Orissa on October 8, 2021. Now, the Collegium headed by CJI UU Lalit has recommended his elevation as Chief Justice of the HC.
Incumbent Chief Justice Dr S Muralidhar has been transferred to the Madras High Court.
Born on February 23, 1961, at Rohtak in Haryana, Justice Singh was enrolled as an Advocate in 1986 and started practice at District Courts, Sirsa. In April 1988, he moved to Chandigarh and started his legal practice in Punjab & Haryana High Court. He was elevated as Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on December 5, 2007.
From March 1991 till his elevation, he held the posts of Assistant Advocate General, Deputy Advocate General, Senior Deputy Advocate General and Additional Advocate General, in the office of Advocate General, Haryana.
He had also represented the State on the Civil Side by dealing with cases mainly relating to Service and Constitutional Law. Married in 1989 and blessed with one daughter, he has had keen interest in Lawn Tennis, Cricket and Golf.