Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated July 31, 2023 by Diary Times
Three newly appointed judges of Himachal Pradesh High Court were administered oath in Shimla today. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Raj Bhavan where Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla administered the oath of office to senior advocates Ranjan Sharma, Vipin Chandra Negi and district and sessions judge Rakesh Kethla as high court judges.
Including these, the number of judges in the High Court has increased to twelve. Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and Leader of the Opposition Jairam Thakur, along with other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Talking to reporters, the Chief Minister said that getting three new judges of the High Court would help in disposal of pending cases. He said – We had sent two recommendations six months ago and it is a matter of great pleasure that our shortage of high court judges has been completed and it will not take much time to dispose of the cases. And quickly. Cases will also be settled.
Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu said that there has been a loss of about eight thousand crore rupees due to the calamity in the state and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is coming to Kullu and Manali tomorrow to take stock of the damage. The report of the damage caused will be submitted and help will be requested from the central government.
He said – In the assessment that has just come, there has been a loss of about eight thousand crores and the road, especially the road of the apple belt. We are working on a war footing for that. We have a meeting related to the apple belt and As much as we have the estimate of the Union Minister regarding roads, that too after the meeting we will decide and take a decision as to what kind of help we should get. We are working from this point of view also.