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Justice Subhasis Talapatra sworn in as new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

Justice Subhasis Talapatra was officially appointed as the 33rd Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court. The oath of office was administered by Governor Ganeshi Lal, marking his succession of Justice S Muralidhar.

He is set to hold the position of Chief Justice for a relatively short period of under two months, concluding with his retirement on October 3, 2023.

Justice Talapatra’s Judicial Journey: From Tripura to Orissa High Court

  • Born on October 4, 1961, in Udaipur, Tripura, Justice Talapatra began his judicial journey.
  • He assumed the role of a judge in the Tripura High Court on September 13, 2013, having previously served as an additional judge in the same court from November 15, 2011.
  • In 2018 and 2019, he had the honor of temporarily holding the position of acting Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court on two occasions.
  • He was transferred to the Orissa High Court as a judge on June 1, 2022, where he officially took the oath of office on June 10, 2022.

Nomination of Justice Talapatra for Chief Justice of Orissa High Court by Supreme Court Collegium

Justice Talapatra’s nomination for the role of Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court was put forth by the Supreme Court Collegium, under the leadership of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.

The Collegium of the Supreme Court is composed of the five most senior judges, including the Chief Justice of India. Their responsibilities encompass evaluating the promotion of Chief Justices and Judges of High Courts to the Supreme Court, the promotion of High Court Judges to Chief Justices, and the elevation of Judges.

Key Points for Competitive Examinations

  • Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal

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