Justice Amitava Roy on 2 January 2013 was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court.
The oath was administered to him at Raj Bhavan by the Governor of Rajasthan Margaret Alva.
With taking over the oath he asserted that there was scope for strengthening the trial processes related to prevention of atrocities against women. He acknowledged the need for the courts to reduce the trial time.
He also stressed that there was shortage of judges at the Rajasthan high court. At present there are 21 judges against the 40 posts of high court judges and he also highlighted accorded priority to setting up of fast track courts for cases pertaining to sexual abuse and other atrocities against women.
Chief justice Amitava Roy was until now working at the Guwahati high court and was second in seniority there. He had replaced chief justice Arun Kumar Mishra who was transferred to the Calcutta high court in month of December 2012.