Chief Justice Uttar Pradesh High Court
Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud (CJ)
Date of Birth 11/11/1959
Initial Joining 29/03/2000
Joining at Allahabad 31/10/2013
Date of Retirement 10/11/2021
Graduated from St. Stephen’s college, Delhi in 1979. Completed LL.B. from Delhi University in 1982, LL.M. from Havard university in 1983 and Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD) Havard in 1986.
Appointed as Addl. Solicitor General of India (1998-2000). Designated as Senior Advocate in 1998. ·Appeared in several important cases involving PIL, Rights of Bonded Women Workers, Rights of HIV Positive Workers in the Work place, Contract Labour and Rights of Religious and Linguistic Minorities.
Appeared on behalf of several public bodies including RBI, Port Trusts, Municipal Corporations and Universities. ·
Taught International Law at Oklahoma University, USA in 1983 and was Visiting Professor. Comparative Consitutional Law at University of Bombay (1988-1997). ·
Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Bombay on Mar 29, 2000. ·
Took oath as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on Oct 31, 2013.