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In a first, Union Law Secretary appointed Delhi High Court Judge: Report

Delhi High Court

New Delhi, February 25: In a first, a union law secretary has been appointed as a judge of a high court.
According to the Department of Justice in the Law Ministry, Union Law Secretary Anoop Kumar Mendiratta has been elevated as a judge of the Delhi High Court.
Mendiratta was appointed as judge based on his seniority as a judicial officer, sources in the government said.
His name was recently recommended by the Supreme Court collegium.
Mendiratta was a judicial officer in Delhi when he was made the law secretary in October 2019.
Even that was a first when a serving district and sessions judge was made the union law secretary.
He was appointed as law secretary on a contractual basis till March 30, 2023, till his attaining the age of 60 years, the order had said.
Besides Mr Mendiratta, three other judicial officers – Neena Bansal Krishna, Dinesh Kumar Sharma and Sudhir Kumar Jain – have also been elevated as judges of the Delhi High Court.
The Department of Justice tweeted about the fresh appointments today. (PTI)