Justice S Vaidyanathan takes oath as CJ of Meghalaya High Court

Shillong, Feb 11: Justice S Vaidyanathan of Madras High Court was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya, on Sunday.


Governor Phagu Chauhan administered the oath of office to the chief justice at the Durbar hall of the Raj Bhavan.

After Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee retired in November last year, Justice HS Thangkhiew has been functioning as acting chief justice.


Justice Vaidyanathan, BA, BL was born on  August 17, 1962 at Coimbatore. He did his schooling in Singaram Pillai High School Villivakkam, Chennai and graduation in BA (Economics) at D.G.Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam during 1979-82. He did B.L in Madras Law College (Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College) during 1982-85 and Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Management, Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations in 1986. He got enrolled as an Advocate on  August 27, 1986. He practiced in the High Court of Judicature at Madras, where his paternal grandfather L.S.Vaidyanathan served as a Superintendent, Copyist Section and retired in the year 1952. His father,  V.Subramanian started his life as a shoe polish seller and later grew to be a committed trade unionist and the founder member of the first white-collared Employees’ Union in 1946, viz., Madras Commercial Employees Union in this city of Madras under the leadership of  R.Venkataraman, who later became the President of India. He served as an Editor of Labour Law Books published by Madras Book Agency. He was elevated on 25.10.2013 as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Madras and became a permanent Judge of this Court on 14.04.2015. (Courtesy: Madras High Court)

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