Justice Rohini, 58, replaced Justice N.V. Ramana who had vacated the coveted post in February following his elevation as a judge of the Supreme Court.

Justice Gorla Rohini has become the first woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Justice Rohini, who was administered the oath of office and allegiance by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung at Raj Niwas on Monday, is the first woman to grace the post since the Delhi High Court was established in October 1966.

Justice Rohini, 58, replaced Justice N.V. Ramana who had vacated the coveted post in February following his elevation as a judge of the Supreme Court. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by senior members of the judiciary, Delhi Chief Secretary and other senior officers of the Delhi Government.

Speaking on a woman being sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Mr. Jung said: “Her appointment symbolises women’s empowerment. We need many more role models like her who can inspire young girls across the country to aspire for top positions in all walks of life.”

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