Ahmedabad: Justice Aravind Kumar took oath as the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court on Wednesday.
Justice Aravind Kumar, who served in Karnataka High Court before his elevation as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court last week, was administered the oath of office by Governor Acharya Devvrat at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Assembly Speaker Dr. Nima Acharya, Gujarat High Court judges, and senior government officials were present on the occasion.
Justice Aravind Kumar replaces Justice Vikram Nath, who was elevated to the Supreme Court in late August.
Justice Aravind Kumar enrolled as an advocate in 1987 and appeared in civil courts, magistrate courts, and appellate tribunals for four years before shifting practice to the high court. He was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel at Karnataka High Court in 1999 and was appointed as Member of Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee in 2002. He also practised on the taxation side and was appointed as Standing Counsel for the Income Tax department.
Justice Aravind Kumar was appointed as Assistant Solicitor General of India in 2005. He was appointed as Additional Judge in Karnataka High Court in 2009 and as a permanent judge in 2012.