Cuttack: Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri (60) today assumed charge as the chief justice of Orissa High Court.
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal administered the oath of office to the chief justice in the high court premises.
Prior to his new assignment, Justice Jhaveri was a judge of Rajasthan High Court.
The post of Chief Justice of Orissa High Court fell vacant earlier this week when incumbent Justice Vineet Saran was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court.
Justice Jhaveri was elevated as Judge of Gujarat High Court on 7th March, 2004 and was confirmed as permanent Judge on 22.06.2005.
Justice Jhaveri was nominated as a member of the Executive Committee of Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association in 1983 and was also elected as Joint Secretary in 1984 of the Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association.
He officiated as the Secretary of Gujarat High Court Silver Jubilee Celebration, observed in 1984. He was elected as honorary secretary of Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association for three years 1988 to 1990. He was also the honorary secretary of Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Law Library since August, 1999 and established Reference Library.
Justice Jhaveri was on advocate on the panel of various prestigious institutions like GSRTC, AMC, FCI and for State of Gujarat for arbitration matter before the Gujarat Public Contracts Arbitration Tribunal.
He also held prestigious position in Bharat Scouts and Guides and was active member since 1981 to 1997. Besides he was nominated as State Commissioner, Scout in the year 2002 and held such office till February, 2004.