SRINAGAR, Aug 11: Justice Gita Mittal became the first-ever woman Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court after she was administered the oath of office by Governor N N Vohra here today.
The Governor administered the oath of office to Justice Mittal as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at an impressive ceremony at the Raj Bhavan, an official spokesman said.
He said Justice Mittal is the first-ever woman Chief Justice of the J-K High Court.
He said the Warrant of Appointment of Justice Mittal as the Chief Justice of the High Court was read out by the Registrar General of the High Court.
After administering the oath, the Governor congratulated Justice Mittal and wished her a highly successful tenure as the Chief Justice of the State High Court, the spokesman said.
He said the first lady Usha Vohra, former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, Advisors to the Governor BB Vyas, Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Advocate General DC Raina and serving and retired Judges of the Supreme Court and the J&K High Court were present on the occasion along with senior officials from the administration and the police.