June 26, 2021

Satyen Vaidya sworn in as Additional Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh

Vijyender Sharma Shimla.

            Shri Satyen Vaidya was sworn in as Additional Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh today. He was administered the oath of office by Hon'ble the Chief Justice Shri L. Narayana Swamy in a simple but impressive ceremony held in the High Court at Shimla. The Judges of  High Court of H.P. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sureshwar Thakur, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vivek Singh Thakur, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sandeep Sharma and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Chander Bhusan Barowalia, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Anoop Chitkara and Hon'ble Ms. Justice Jyotsana Rewal Dua were present on the occasion.

            The Registrar General Sh. Virender Singh conducted the proceedings.  He read out the Warrant of appointment issued by the President of India appointing Shri Satyen Vaidya as Additional Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh.

            Justice Satyen Vaidya was born on December 22,1963 to Shri H.L. Vaidya and Smt. Prakash Vaidya in Mandi. He did his schooling from Govt. School Lalpani, Shimla and graduation from Govt. College Sanjauli in 1983 and subsequently law from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in 1986.

            He enrolled as an advocate in the year 1986 and started practising in District Courts in Shimla till 2009 and thereafter he shifted to High Court of Himachal Pradesh where he practised law in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Service and Arbitration matters. He has done an extensive work in arbitration and mediation matters apart from being amicus curiae in several cases at High Court of Himachal Pradesh. He was designated as Senior Advocate in 2015.

                        Retired Judge of High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Kuldeep Singh, Ld. Advocate General Shri Ashok Sharma, Chairman of Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh Sh. Ajay Kochhar, Assistant Solicitor General of India Sh. Bal Ram Sharma, relatives and family members of Justice Satyen Vaidya, Registrar Vigilance Dr. Baldev Singh, Shri Mukesh Bansal, Secretary, High Court Legal Services Committe, Registrar (Judicial) Shri Vikas Bhardwaj, Registrar (Rules) Shri Ajay Mehta, CPC Shri Mohit Bansal, Registrar Accounts Shri Devender Chopra, Registrar Establishment Smt. Poonam Mahajan and officers of the Registry were present on the occasion. Adhering to the instructions issued for containment of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, only a limited number of persons were present on the occasion and the others joined the oath ceremony proceedings on virtual platform.


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