The Government has notified the appointment of Justice Biswanath Somadder as the Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.
Justice Somadder obtained his law degree from University of Calcutta and enrolled as an Advocate in July, 1989. He was elevated to the Bench as a permanent judge in June, 2006, and was appointed as the Executive Chairman of the State Legal Services Authority in November, 2018.
He was also appointed as the Judge-in-Charge, Administrative Department, High Court at Calcutta, to discharge the functions assigned under the Appellate Side Rules of the High Court at Calcutta, with effect from November 19, 2018.
He will now be taking over as the Acting Chief Justice from January 1 next year, in view of the impending retirement of present Chief Justice Debasish Kar Gupta.