Ch'garh: Justice Ramachandra sworn in as Chief Justice of HC
Raipur: Justice PR Ramachandra Menon was Monday sworn in as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court.
Governor Anandiben Patel administered him the oath of office and secrecy at a function here at Raj Bhawan. He was earlier a judge in the Kerala High Court. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, his cabinet colleagues, former chief minister Raman Singh and senior officials were present on the occasion.
Chief Justice Menon's wife Preeta Menon, his family members as well as judges from the High Courts of Chhattisgarh and Kerala attended the function. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the function, Chief Justice Menon listed three priorities, which included clearing cases pending for over five years. "My priority will be to clear all the pending cases which are more than five years old. The second priority will be, I will try to handle cases which are more (related) with the persons in custody. The third is to promote an alternative dispute resolution mechanism so that state will have a clean slate after a few months, a few time or after a few years as a case may be to wipe out the entire backlog," he said.