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Union Law Secy appointed Delhi HC judge

New Delhi: In a first, a Union Law Secretary has been appointed as a judge of a high court.

According to the Department of Justice in the Law Ministry, Union Law Secretary Anoop Kumar Mendiratta has been elevated as a judge of the Delhi High Court.

Mendiratta was appointed as a judge based on his seniority as a judicial officer, sources in the government said.

His name was recently recommended by the Supreme Court collegium.

Mendiratta was a judicial officer in Delhi when he was made the Law Secretary in October 2019.

Even that was a first when a serving district and sessions judge was made the Union Law Secretary.

He was appointed as Law Secretary on a contractual basis till March 30, 2023, till his attaining the age of 60 years, the order had said.

Besides Mendiratta, three other judicial officers — Neena Bansal Krishna, Dinesh Kumar Sharma and Sudhir Kumar Jain — have also been elevated as judges of the Delhi High Court.

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