Justice Ramesh Dhanuka took oath as the Chief Justice of Bombay High court on May 28, 2023 at 10:19am at Raj Bhavan in Darbar Hall. He will take charge on Monday in the vacation court division just a day prior to his retirement.
The oath ceremony began with the singing of the National anthem followed by the State anthem. Justice Dhanuka then went ahead and took the oath subsequently signing the affidavit. He has been serving as a judge of the Bombay HC for more than 11 years and is presently the second senior-most judge of the Bombay HC.
Justice Ramesh D Dhanuka recently sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. He was administered the oath of office by the Governor of Maharashtra, Ramesh Bais. The ceremony was attended by the Governor.
However, the Chief Minister was unable to attend as he had to attend the Parliament building inauguration. Justice Dhanuka’s appointment was recommended by the Supreme Court collegium on April 19, when he had just one month, and ten days left to retire. His tenure as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court will be the shortest as he is set to retire on May 30, which is when he turns 62.
On January 23, 2012, Justice Dhanuka was appointed as an Additional Judge, beginning his time as a Bombay High Court judge. He practised constitutional law and other areas of the law in the Bombay High Court prior to his elevation, including arbitration, the Companies Act, lawsuits, testamentary law, municipal laws, service laws, and the Rent Act.