Honourable Justice Pradeep Nandrajog was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on Sunday 7th April, 2019. CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra administered the oath of office to Justice Pradeep Nandrajog at a brief swearing in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. Justice Nandrajog succeeded Justice Naresh Patil who retired as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 6th April 2019.
The formal swearing in Ceremony commenced with the playing of the National Anthem. Chief Secretary of Maharashtra U P S Madan then read out the Notification of Appointment of the Chief Justice. The Governor and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented bouquets of flowers to the new Chief Justice, Soon after the signing of the Oath by the Chief Justice and the Governor.
Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, born on 24th February 1958. He graduated from Delhi University in the year 1978, obtained his LLB degree from Delhi University in 1981 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1981. As a lawyer, he specialized in arbitration, commercial matters, Service matters, company matters, land revenue, elections, etc. He served as a Counsel for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for about 6 years and was nominated Counsel for the Election Commission of the Government of National Capital Region Delhi for about 2 years. Justice Nandrajog was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 20th December 2012.
Many important personalities attended the swearing in ceremony that included Minister for Higher and Technical Education Vinod Tawde, Mayor of Mumbai Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, judges of the Bombay High Court, retired Chief Justice Mohit Shah, Lokayukta M.L. Tahaliyani, judges of Rajasthan High Court, State Chief Commissioner, Right to Services Swadhin Kshatriya, Senior member of MPSC Chandrashekhar Oak, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, Commissioner of Police Mumbai Sanjay Barve and senior government officials.