Governor to administer oath to CJs of TS, AP HCs


10 judges of Telangana to be sworn in by Chief Justice T. B. Radhakrishnan

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan will administer the oath of office to the Chief Justice of the newly constituted High Court for Telangana State, Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan on the New Year day on Tuesday here at Raj Bhavan.

Later, the Governor will leave for Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. Soon after reaching there, he would administer the oath of office to the Acting Chief Justice of the newly created HC for AP at Vijayawada, C. Praveen Kumar and other judges of that HC.

On completion of his swearing-in ceremony, the Telangana CJ will administer the oath of office to the other 10 judges of that HC. Initially, there was no clarity on the issue of the Chief Justices and the judges of the two newly created HCs being sworn in afresh.

All of them were administered the oath of office after being made judges of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh High Court or the present Hyderabad High Court. A section of lawyers said there was no need for the judges to be sworn in afresh since they were already working for the Hyderabad HC and were only allocated to the newly created HCs.


However, a communication clarifying on their administration of oath of office had reached the authorities late on Thursday night. There was confusion and speculation on other issues like how many of the lawyers hailing from AP and practising in Hyderabad HC are likely to shift to Vijayawada with the new HC functioning there.

Some said they could be around 1,000 to 1,200. Speculation was rife on the number of cases or petitions to be divided between the two HCs. “There are no specific or precise numbers. But some estimates say 65% of cases from the present Hyderabad HC are likely to be transferred to new HC at Amaravathi,” the AP AG said.

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