New Delhi: Justice Altamas Kabir will be the new Chief Justice of India and will assume charge Sep 29, said official sources on Thursday. Incumbent Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia will relinquish office Sep 28.
Born on July 19, 1948 at Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his LLB and MA from the University of Calcutta. He was enrolled at the Bar on Aug 1, 1973 and was made a permanent judge of Calcutta High Court on Aug 6, 1990.
Justice Kabir assumed the office of acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Jan 11, 2005. He was elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on March 1, 2005 and became a judge of the Supreme Court of India on Sep 9, 2005.
Justice Kabir was responsible for the computerisation of the Calcutta High Court, the City Civil Court and other courts in Kolkata.
He was appointed as executive chairman of National Legal Services Authority on Jan 14, 2010.