The Ministry of Law and Justice published a notification announcing the appointment of Justice Sonia G Gokani as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court. The recommendation for her appointment was made by the Supreme Court Collegium on February 8th.
Justice Gokani will be serving in this position for a brief time of two weeks as she will retire on February 25th.
Previously, she was designated as the Acting Chief Justice on February 10th, following the elevation of the previous Chief Justice, Aravind Kumar, to the Supreme Court.
Justice Gokani’s appointment makes her the first female judge to lead the Gujarat High Court in its 63-year history.
She is currently the senior most judge of the Gujarat High Court, having been appointed as a judge on February 17, 2011. She will retire from her position on February 25, 2023. Justice Gokani comes from the judicial service of the State of Gujarat.