The Centre today issued orders appointing a Chief Justice for the newly created Andhra Pradesh High Court.
The senior-most judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, Justice Praveen Kumar, has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the state.
He will assume charge on January 1, 2019.
In its orders, the Centre also stated that the current Chief Justice of the combines High Court Justice T B Radhakrishnan would be the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court.
The Centre's decision to appoint a new Chief Justice comes in the wake of the issuance of a gazette notification by the President bifurcating the existing High Court at Hyderabad on Wednesday.
In his orders, the President had allotted 14 judges to Andhra Pradesh and 10 judges to Telangana. However, the Centre has allotted two more judges - Justice R S Chouhan and Justice Rama Subramanian - to Telangana in fresh orders.
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