- According to law and justice ministry’s notification the President of India, Shri Ram NathKovind has appointed Justice Vineet Kothariof Rajasthan, the senior-most judge of Madras High C ourt (HC), as its Acting Chief Justice (ACJ). He replaces Justice VijayaKamleshTahilramani who recently resigned her post.
- Vineeth was appointed as judge of Rajasthan HC in 2005 and was transferred to Karnataka in 2016 and then to Madras HC in 2018.
- The ACJ is appointed by the president under article 223 of the Indian constitution.
- The Calcutta High Court is the oldest high court in the country, established on 2 July 1862 in West Bengal.