By LE Desk

New Delhi, June 23, 2021: Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari has been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, the Law Ministry said.

Justice Sanjay Yadav, the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, demits office on June 25. He was appointed as the Chief Justice earlier this month.

Justice Bhandari, the senior-most judge of the High Court, is to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice with effect from June 26, 2021 consequent upon the retirement of Justice Yadav as Chief Justice, a notification issued by the Department of Justice on Tuesday said.

Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court L. Narayana Swamy is set to retire at the end of this month, news agency PTI reported.

Chief Justices and Judges of the high courts retire at the age of 62. The retirement age of the chief justice of India and judges of the Supreme Court is 65 years.

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