Justice PR Ramachandra Menon was sworn in as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court. He now becomes 13th Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh HC. His oath of office and secrecy was administered by state Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhawan, Raipur.
1. Supreme Court three judge collegium headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and other two Justice S A Bobde and Justice N V Ramana recommended the appointment of Justice Menon.
2. The Chhattisgarh High Court is located at Bodri District in Bilaspur, Chattisgarh.
3. Justice Menon has earlier served as Additional Judge of Kerala High Court from January 2009 and was later appointed as permanent Judge of Kerala High Court on December 2010.
4. The Chhattisgarh Chief Justice office had fallen vacant after the resignation of Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi after his appointment as a judicial member of Lokpal.
Article 214 of the constitution of India mandates each state of India shall have a High Court. The Chief Justice of High Court is appointed as per Article 217 of the constitution by President with the consultation of CJI and Governor of respective State. The HC Judges are appointed by President in consultation with Chief Justice of India, and also Chief justice of the concerned court.