Justice Hima Kohli has been sworned in as the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court today. She took the oath at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad. The oath was administered by Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Sounderarajan. The Telangana High Court registrar read out the warrant of appointment.
Justice Hima Kohli is the only woman Chief Justice in the country at present out of 25 High Courts. The Union Ministry of Law and Justice notified the appointment of Justice Kohli on December 31 as the CJ of Telangana High Court, accepting the recommendation made by the Supreme Court collegium.
Chief Justice Hima Kohli replaced Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chouhan, who has been transferred as the CJ of Uttarakhand High Court.
The ceremony was attended by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), Deputy CM Mahmood Ali, and state minister and by some judges of the High Court with Advocate General, BS Prasad.
Justice Hima Kohli got enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi. On May 29, 2006 she was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi and took oath as a permanent Judge on 29.08.2007.
She was appointed as the Chairperson of the Committee of the Delhi Judicial Academy from 11.3.2020.