Chief Justice of Uttarakhand, Justice KM Joseph has been transferred to Andhra Pradesh High Court. Justice KM Joseph was in the news recently when the bench headed by him had quashed the President’s Rule in the State.
Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh will now be the new Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh.
The Madhya Pradesh Chief Justice Ajay Manik Rao Khanwilkar is likely to be elevated to the Supreme Court.
Justice Joseph (57), enrolled as an advocate in 1982 in Delhi. A native of Kerala, he studied Law at Government Law College, Ernakulam. He practised at the High Court of Kerala from 1983.
He has been a Permanent Member of Kerala High Court Advocates Association. He was named as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Kerala in 2004. Transferred to High Court of Uttarakhand, he assumed charge in 2014 as Chief Justice of the High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital.