• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

High Court Chief Justice's exemplary camaraderie allows senior judge to become acting Chief Justice

By Chennabasaveshwar

Many a time, we have heard of senior officials going on leave in protest to express their displeasure with the government. But, in a rare incident, a high court chief justice went on leave to pave the way for a senior most judge, who will retire next month, to become the Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Of Punjab and Haryana High Court S.J. Vazifdar and acting CJ Surinder Singh Saron

Chief Justice Of Punjab And Haryana High Court S.J. Vazifdar proceeded 'on leave', reportedly to pave way for the senior-most Judge of the high court Justice Surinder Singh Saron to be appointed as the Chief Justice, days before his retirement. Justice Saron is scheduled to retire on September 4, reports Deccan Herald.

Subsequently, Justice Surinder Singh Saron took charge of the court as the Acting Chief Justice from Monday, August 21, 2017.

A notification by the Ministry of Law and Justice stated that Justice

Saron would perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court from 21 August to 29 August.

Had Justice Vazifdar not gone on leave, Justice Saron would not have gotten the opportunity to serve as the Chief Justice.

This is not the first time that Justice Vazifdar showed his exemplary camaraderie. Even during the Independence Day celebration, the former stepped aside to offer Justice Saron the privilege to unfurl the national flag at the ceremony.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more