Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Friday elevated as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Justice Kaul (54) was serving as a Judge of the Delhi High Court.
His appointment will take effect from the day he assumes his new charge, a Law Ministry statement said.
Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in July, 1982, Justice Kaul practised in Delhi high court mainly in commercial, civil, writ, original and companies jurisdictions.
After the elevation of Justice AK Sikri to the Supreme Court in April this year, Justice Jasbir Singh was officiating as the chief justice of the Chandigarh-based Punjab and Haryana High Court.