Justice Vazifdar takes over as Punjab and Haryana high court CJ
Acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court, Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, was on Saturday sworn in as 33rd chief justice of the high court.
He was administered oath of office by governor Kaptan Singh Solanki at the Haryana Raj Bhavan.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Punjab cabinet minister Adesh Pratap Kairon and chief secretaries of both the states were among those present on the occasion, besides the judges of the high court.
Justice Vazifdar was born on May 4, 1956 and completed school education in 1972 from Rishi Valley School, Bombay, and graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay. He did LLB from Hinduja Law College, Bombay.
He got enrolled as an advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa on October 17, 1980. He was sworn in as additional judge of the Bombay High Court on January 22, 2001.
He assumed charge as the acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on December 15, 2014 on transfer from the Bombay high court.