President of India, Ramnath Kovind has appointed Justice Alok Aradhe – the senior-most judge of the Karnataka High Court as the acting Chief Justice, with effect from July 3.
This comes after the retirement of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi who was the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. Justice Awasthi will retire on July 2.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju wished all the best for Justice Aradhe in Twitter.
The rules dictate that a Supreme Court judge will retire at the age of 65, but high court judges will retire at the age of 62.