On Friday, the central government announced the appointment of Justice Ashish Jitendra Desai as acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.
He was appointed because Chief Justice Sonia Gokani is retiring on Saturday. Justice Desai will take over as Chief Justice on February 26.
On Friday, the Gujarat High Court held a full court farewell for Chief Justice Gokani. On November 21, 2011, Justice Desai was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court, and on September 6, 2013, he was made a permanent judge. He will retire on July 4, 2024.