Five high courts in the country got new chief justices on Wednesday, a Law Ministry notification said.
The appointments were made in courts in Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Calcutta, Gauhati and Bombay.
Justice Ramesh Rangnath, a judge of the Andhra Pradesh and Telengana High Court has been appointed chief justice of the Uttarakhand HC. Justice K M Joseph, who was heading the Nainital-based HC was elevated to the Supreme Court in August.
Vijai Kumar Bist, a judge of the Uttarakhand HC, has been elevated as chief justice of the Sikkim HC.
Debasis Kar Gupta, a judge of the Calcutta HC, has been elevated as chief justice in the same court.
Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna, a judge of the Karnataka High Court has been sent to the Gauhati HC as chief justice.
Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil, a jude of the Bombay HC, has been elevated as its chief justice.
With the fresh appointments, all the 24 high courts in the country have full-time chief justices.