In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, has appointed
- Shri Justice Ajay Rastogi
the Judge of the Rajasthan High Court to be the Chief Justice of Tripura High Court effective immediately.
Recommending Justice Rastogi’s name, the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said: “…the Collegium finds Justice Rastogi suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of Tripura High Court.”
Against the sanctioned strength of four judges, the posts of two judges in Tripura High Court were lying vacant for more than one year.