Hrishikesh Roy elevated to Supreme Court

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Son of Assam and Kerela High Court Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy will be elevated to the Supreme court as a judge.

The Supreme Court Collegiums has recommended that the Centre elevate four Chief Justices of different high courts to the apex court, sources said on Thursday.

The Collegium has recommended Himachal Pradesh Chief Justice V. Ramasubramanian, Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Krishna Murari, Rajasthan Chief Justice S.A. Ravindra Bhat and Kerala Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy be appointed judges of the Supreme Court.

Justice Hrishikesh Roy was sworn-in as the 35th Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on August 8, 2018 after being its Acting Chief Justice since May 30, 2018, on his transfer from the Gauhati High Court.

Born on February 1, 1960, he did his LL.B from Campus Law Centre of the Delhi University in 1982. He practised in the Gauhati High Court and was designated as a senior advocate on December 21 2004.

Sworn-in as an Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court on October 12, 2006, he was made a permanent Judge with effect from July 15, 2008.

As the executive head of the Assam State Legal Services Authority, Justice Roy had implemented the “Reach Out & Respond” programme to facilitate access to justice for the marginalised sections of the state. He was also in-charge of the Assam chapter of the Indian Law Institute.

Spear-heading the training programmes for the Judicial Officers under the Gauhati High Court, he was nominated a member of the National Judicial Academic Council, headed by the Chief Justice of India.

While he headed the Mediation Monitoring Committee, the film “Shako” (Bridge) was produced and is used as a training tool in mediation programmes. The Arunachal Pradesh Legal Services Authority, led by Justice Roy, produced ‘Apne Ajnabi’, a short film on racial discrimination which highlights how legal help can be provided to the victims

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