Chief Justice Sanjay Yadav of Allahabad High Court administered oath of office

Lucknow: Justice Sanjay Yadav has formally been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on Sunday in the presence of the Honorable Governor Anandiben Patel who administered the oath of office.

The proceedings took place at the Gandhi Hall of the Raj Bhavan. Reportedly Justice Yadav would demit the office on June 25 this year on turning 62.

Chief Justices and judges of high courts retire at the age of 62.

Justice Yadav  was sworn in, in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Law Minister Brajesh Pathak, UP Chief Secretary RK Tiwari, Additional Chief Secretary to Governor Mahesh Kumar Gupta, family members of the Chief Justice, senior judges of the High Court, Registrar and other senior officials were present during swearing-in ceremony.

Justice Yadav was appointed Chief Justice on June 10, the Union Law Ministry had said.

His name has been recommended by the Supreme Court collegium for elevation as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.

Born on June 26, 1959, Justice Yadav started life as an advocate  on August 25, 1986.

His core work areas revolve around civil, revenue and constitutional sides in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur.

Apart from his service as the deputy advocate general of Madhya Pradesh, he was elevated as a judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on March 2, 2007 and a permanent judge on January 15, 2010.

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