The senior-most judge of the Gujarat High Court, Sonia Gokani, will work as the 28th Chief Justice only for nine days and will retire on February 25.
Justice Sonia Gokani took the oath in the presence of Governor Archarya Devrat, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, and Supreme Court Judge Bela M Trivedi.
Justice Sonia Gokani’s name was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium on February 9.
In its recommendation dated February 9, 2023, the Collegium stated that “the appointment of Ms. Justice Gokani as Chief Justice will bring a sense of inclusion and facilitate a representation for Judges drawn from the services in the office of Chief Justice.”
Apart from her, the other female Judges in Gujarat High Court are-
Hon’ble Ms. Justice Sangeeta K. Vishen
Hon’ble Ms. Justice Gita Gopi
Hon’ble Ms. Justice Vaibhavi D. Nanavati
Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Mauna M. Bhatt
Hon’ble Ms. Justice Nisha M. Thakore