In light of the retirement of Chief Justice Gita Mittal today, Justice Rajesh Bindal has been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court.
In view of his becoming the Jammu & Kashmir High Court's senior-most judge, Justice Bindal was elevated to the post.
Justice Bindal, who was named on November 19, 2018 as a judge of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, is currently the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the High Court, the Committee on Construction and Roads, the Committee on Information Technology, and the Committee on State Court Management Systems. He is also the J&K State Legal Service Authority Chairman.
He is also the Chairman of the Committee formed by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and the State Legal Services Authorities to determine the effective use of technology, including the use of artificial intelligence.