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    Hon’ble Mr. Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia, Acting Chief Justice

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    • Designation: Hon'ble Acting Chief Justice

    His Lordship was born on November 1, 1965 and did B.A.(Hons.) from DAV College, Chandigarh in 1986 and his L.L.B from the Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1989. His Lordship was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh in August in the same year. His Lordship has represented the Union Territory, Chandigarh Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh, the Official Liquidator attached to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Punjab Financial Corporation, the Punjab State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (MARKFED), Punjab State Electricity Board, Food Corporation of India, Punjab State Agricultural and Marketing Board, Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation and the Punjab and Haryana High Court. His Lordship has handled a mixed bag of work pertaining to Criminal, Civil, Service,Land Acquisition and Constitutional law on the private side besides being on the panel of the aforesaid institutions. His Lordship has been a sportsman during his College days representing his College and University in the sport of Lawn Tennis. His Lordship belongs to a legal family as his Lordship’s father was Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court From 1978 to 1983, and of the Patna High Court from 1983 to 1987. His Lordship was elevated to the Bench on September 30, 2011, as an additional Judge and became permanent judge of this Court on January 24, 2014. His Lordship remained Chairman of the Hon’ble Mediation and Conciliation Committee, Hon’ble Recruitment and Promotion Committee (Superior Judicial Service), Hon’ble Recruitment and Promotion Committee (Subordinate Judicial Service), Hon’ble Vigilance & Disciplinary Committee, Hon’ble Training and Programme Committee, Hon’ble Screening Committee, Hon’ble Building Committee, Punjab, Hon’ble Inter District Transfer Committee, Hon’ble Committee for Designation of Senior Advocates, Hon’ble Committee for Litigation Matter, Hon’ble Committee for Implementation of Model Case Flow Management and also is the Executive Chairman of the Punjab State Legal Services Authority. His Lordship took charge of the Acting Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court on 04.02.2024.