Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari was on 3 August 2015 appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court. Ansari is a senior-most Judge of Patna High Court.
Ansari was appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee under article 223 of the Constitution of India with effect from 1 August 2015. Ansari succeeded Justice Lingala Narasimha Reddy, Chief Justice of Patna High Court, who retired on 1 August 2015.
In his career, Ansari has worked as a District & Sessions Judge as well. In June 1999, he joined Gauhati High Court Registry and at the time of his elevation, he was Registrar General of Gauhati High Court. He also underwent training on the subject of Gender and Law at Warwick University in UK.
Article 223 of Indian Constitution
The Article 223 of Indian Constitution states for the appointment of acting Chief Justice when the office of Chief Justice of High Court is vacant or when any such Chief Justice, by reason of absence or otherwise, is unable to perform the duties of his office.
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Who: Iqbal Ahmed Ansari
When: 3 August 2015