New Delhi: Justice Altamas Kabir on Saturday took oath as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI)after incumbent Chief Justice SH Kapadia relinquished office on Friday. Born on July 19, 1948 at Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his LLB and MA from the University of Calcutta.
He was enrolled at the Bar on August 1, 1973 and was made a permanent judge of Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. Justice Kabir assumed the office of acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on January 11, 2005.
He was elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on March 1, 2005 and became a judge of the Supreme Court of India on September 9, 2005. Justice Kabir was responsible for the computerisation of the Calcutta High Court, the City Civil Court and other courts in Kolkata. He was appointed as executive chairman of National Legal Services Authority on January 14, 2010

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