Srinagar, Aug 11 We have women in the top post these days and Justice Gita Mittal name has emerged, she became the first-ever woman Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court after she was administered the oath of office by Governor N N Vohra at an impressive ceremony at Raj Bhawan.
He said Justice Mittal is the first-ever woman Chief Justice of the J-K High Court.
He said the Warrant of Appointment of Justice Mittal as the Chief Justice of the high court was read out by the Registrar General of the high court.
Governor of J&K congratulated Justice Mittal and wished her a highly successful tenure as the chief justice of the state high court, the spokesperson said.
The dignitaries present at the function, first lady Usha Vohra, former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, advisors to the Governor and serving and retired Judges of the Supreme Court and the J&K High Court were present on the occasion along with senior officials from the administration and the police.
Justice Mittal is an alumna of Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, and began practising in 1981. She was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court in July 2004 and was confirmed in February 2006. She has been serving as the Acting Chief.
She was appreciated for her initiative and verdicts she received the Distinguished Alumna award in 2008 from Vice President of India. The award was presented to her for landmark judgement which has ensured long denied justice for the victimized for the courage of her conviction.
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