The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended to the Centre for transfer of Justice S. Muralidhar, currently serving as the 32nd Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, to the Madras High Court in the same capacity.
The Collegium, headed by Chief Justice U.U. Lalit and also comprising Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, took the decision during a meeting on Wednesday.
Justice Muralidhar succeeded Justice Mohammad Rafiq as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.
Born on August 8, 1961, Justice Muralidhar enrolled as an advocate on September 12, 1984 and practiced in civil courts at Chennai. Then he shifted base to the national capital to practice in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.
On May 29, 2006, he was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court and became Permanent Judge of the same High Court on August 29, 2007. He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on March 6, 2020.
Justice Muralidhar was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on December 31, 2020.
The post of Chief Justice of Madras High Court fell vacant with the retirement of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari on September 12.