Justice Satish Chandra Sharma to be the new Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Justice Satish Chandra Sharma

On Monday, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma will take over as the new Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan will administer the oath of office to him at Raj Bhavan.

On Saturday, the Centre notified the appointment of Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, currently acting chief justice of the Karnataka High Court, as the new Chief Justice of Telangana High Court.

The transfer of Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami to Chattisgarh as Chief Justice and Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra to the Andhra Pradesh High Court as Chief Justice were also notified. These appointments would take effect when they assumed charge of their new responsibilities. Last month, the SC collegium issued these recommendations to the central government.

About Justice Satish Chandra Sharma

Justice Satish Chandra Sharma was born on November 30, 1961, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. His father, Dr. B.N. Sharma was a well-known agriculturist as well as a distinguished professor at Jabalpur University and afterwards the vice chancellor of Barkatullah University in Bhopal. Shanti Sharma, his mother, was a principal at Maharani Lakshmibai Higher Secondary School and also worked as a district education administrator in Jabalpur before retiring.

Justice Satish Chandra Sharma attended Christ Church Boys Higher Secondary School until class X and then moved to Jabalpur Central School for class XII. In 1979, he enrolled as a Bachelor of Science student at Dr. Hari Singh Gour University in Sagar. In 1981, he received a BSc degree with distinction in three areas and was granted a national merit scholarship for postgraduate study.

He enrolled as a law student at Dr. Hari Singh Gour University in 1981 and graduated with three gold medals in 1984. On September 1, 1984, he began his career as an advocate, practicing before the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in Jabalpur in constitutional, service, civil, and criminal issues. On May 28, 1994, he was appointed as an additional central government counsel, and on June 28, 2004, he was appointed a senior panel counsel by the central government.

At the age of 42, he was appointed as a senior advocate by the Madhya Pradesh High Court in 2003, marking him one of the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s youngest senior advocates. On the 18th of January 2008, he was elevated to the MP High Court as a judge, and on the 15th of January 2010, he was appointed a permanent judge.

Justice Satish Chandra Sharma is an enthusiastic reader and is well-known for his contributions to several universities. He is associated with National Law Universities and serves on the advisory board of National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has authored a number of research papers and publications.

He was transferred to the Karnataka High Court on January 4, 2021, and took over as acting chief justice on August 31, 2021.