Justice Ramalingam appointed Acting CJ

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 13: President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, senior most Judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, as Acting Chief Justice with effect from March 16, 2018.
As per the notification issued by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 100 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the President has appointed Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar as Acting Chief Justice consequent upon the retirement of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed, present Chief Justice of J&K High Court.
Justice Sudhakar, who took the oath of the office of a Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on April 18, 2016, is committed to social welfare causes and social reforms. The empowerment of Advocates and their upliftment to bring the creed to its tall stature is one of his ambitious projects.
Promoting the cause of underprivileged, protecting the rights of differently-abled people, senior citizens and their rights are other dimensions of judicial reach advanced by him as a member of higher judiciary. He is proactive in protection of environment, renewing forest cover.
He also takes interest in promoting art and artists, cultural events as a measure of harmonious living.