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Hon’ble Mr Justice Prafulla C. Pant


Mr Justice Prafulla C. Pant

Hon’ble Mr Justice Prafulla C. Pant (20th September, 2013 to 12th August, 2014):Born on 30th of August, 1952 in District Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand, he got his primary and secondary education from there. After doing B.Sc. and LL.B. from Allahabad and Lucknow respectively, he joined the Bar at Allahabad in 1973, and entered into U.P. Judicial Service in the year 1976 (through U.P. Munsif Examination, 1973). Held different posts in Judicial Service at Ghaziabad, Pilibhit, Ranikhet, Bareilly and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.

Thereafter he was promoted to U.P. Higher Judicial Service in 1990, and joined as Additional District Judge in District Bahraich. He also worked as Joint Registrar in High Court of Allahabad. He has written books on subjects of law including- "Marriage, Divorce and Other Matrimonial Disputes". His commentary in Hindi on 'Code of Civil Procedure' won the first prize for the year 2000 from Government of India. After creation of State of Uttarakhand, he was the first Secretary, Judicial, of the State. He also held the post of District and Sessions Judge at Nainital before being posted as Registrar General of High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital. Took oath of Office of Additional Judge, High Court of Uttarakhand with effect from 29th of June, 2004 (F.N.), whereafter, he was confirmed on 19th of February, 2008, as a Judge of the said High Court. He assumed charge of Office of Chief Justice of High Court of Meghalaya, Shillong in the forenoon of 20th of September, 2013 and continued till August 12, 2014. On being further elevated he took oath of Office of Judge, Supreme Court of India on 13th of August, 2014 (F.N.). He is due to demit the office on August 29, 2017.