Srinagar, Apr 27: The Supreme Court Collegium has resolved to appoint Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court and has recommended the name of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir for the appointment.
Justice Mir is the senior-most Judge from Jammu & Kashmir High Court and has been serving there since his elevation as a Judge of that High Court in November 2007.
While making the above recommendation, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that for quite some time there has been no Chief Justice from Jammu & Kashmir High Court also.
The office of the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court has fallen vacant recently following retirement of Justice Tarun Agarwala and consequently the working Judge-strength stands reduced to only one against the total Judge-strength of four.
Born on May 28, 1957 at Village Rajpora, Pulwama Justice Mir did his LL.B from Kashmir University and joined the Bar and practised as advocate from 1981 to 1993. He was appointed as district & sessions judge on May 27, 1993. Justice Mir was granted selection grade in July 2001 and was placed in Super Time Scale in April, 2007. He was elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on November 23, 2007. He was appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on October 1, 2009. He also functioned as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir from January 5 to February 2, 2015.