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High Court Of Chhattisgarh

Sitting Judges

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arup Kumar Goswami
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arup Kumar Goswami
(Chief Justice)



Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sam Koshy
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sam Koshy
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arvind Singh Chandel
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arvind Singh Chandel
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Parth Prateem Sahu Hon'ble Mr. Justice Gautam Chourdiya
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Parth Prateem Sahu Hon'ble Mr. Justice Gautam Chourdiya
Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Rajani Dubey Hon'ble Mr. Justice Narendra Kumar Vyas Hon'ble Mr. Justice Naresh Kumar Chandravanshi
Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Rajani Dubey Hon'ble Mr. Justice Narendra Kumar Vyas Hon'ble Mr. Justice Naresh Kumar Chandravanshi
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Deepak Kumar Tiwari
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Deepak Kumar Tiwari




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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arup Kumar Goswami :-
(Chief Justice)


Born on 11.03.1961 at Jorhat, Assam. Graduated in Economics (Hons.) from Cotton College under Gauhati University in 1981. Obtained L.L.B. Degree from Government Law College, Guwahati in 1985. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on 16.08.1985. Practiced mainly on the Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Service matters. Was designated as Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on 21.12.2004. Was Standing Counsel of the Gauhati High Court, Karbi-Anglong Autonomous Council and North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council. Had also been a Senior Standing Counsel, Education Department, Government of Assam.

Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 24.01.2011 and became a Permanent Judge w.e.f. 07.11.2012. Was the Executive Chairman of Nagaland State Legal Services Authority from 01.04.2011 to 12.08.2013. Was the Executive Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority from 08.03.2016 to 14.10.2019 and the Executive Chairman of Assam State Legal Services Authority from 06.06.2018 to 14.10.2019.

Was Chief Justice (Acting) of the Gauhati High Court from 06.09.2018 to 29.10.2018 and also from 24.05.2019 to 06.10.2019. Was Editor of ATMAN, a Biannual News Bulletin of the Gauhati High Court, from October, 2018 to 14.10.2019. Was the Secretary General of the Gauhati High Court Bar Association for the period 2000-2001.

Represented Assam in Ranji Trophy. Also represented East Zone in Under-19, Under-22 and at the senior level. Appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Sikkim on 15.10.2019. Transferred to High Court of Andhra Pradesh and assumed charge of the Office of the Chief Justice, High Court of Andhra Pradesh w.e.f. 06.01.2021. Thereafter, transferred to High Court of Chhattisgarh and assumed charge of the office of the Chief Justice, High Court of Chhattisgarh on 12.10.2021.








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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri Hon'ble Mr. Justice Goutam Bhaduri :-

Born on 10th November, 1962 in the family of prominent lawyers S.K. Bhaduri (father) and P. Bhaduri (grand father). Did primary and middle schooling in Bengali Kalibadi School, Raipur and thereafter completed secondary education from St. Paul Higher Secondary, School, Raipur. Took B.Com., and LL.B degrees from Ravi Shankar University, Raipur. Recipient of gold medal in L.LB. Was associated with the Society which runs 3 colleges at Raipur namely Durga College, Vivekanand College and Law College founded by his grand father. Was also member of the Educational Society and also Regional Societies. Joined the law practice in the year 1985. Practiced law in various subordinate courts within the jurisdiction of Chhattisgarh and the erstwhile State of Madhya Pradesh as also High Court. Shifted to Bilaspur in the year 2000. Worked as Government Advocate and thereafter promoted as Deputy Advocate General in the office of Advocate General, Bilaspur and continued uptill 2003. Subsequently practiced on private side. Dealt with the matters of Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Company, Labour. Was standing counsel for C.B.I. Was also standing counsel for the Public Sector Undertakings - SAIL, NTPC, Banks and also several Private Corporate Bodies. Elevated as Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on 16th September, 2013.








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>Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal :-

Born in the family of Mr. Virendra and Mrs. Chameli Agrawal at Ratanpur (Bilaspur) on July 15, 1965. Did schooling at Ratanpur. Became Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur and Master of Laws from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. Enrolled as an Advocate on January 3, 1989. Practiced in District and Sessions Court at Bilaspur, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur and dealt with various branches of law, especially Civil and Constitution. Was counsel for High Court of Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission, Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Bar Council of India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Steel Authority of India Limited, State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Dena Bank, Municipal Corporations, Raipur and Bilaspur, many other Corporations, Boards and authorities of Government of Chhattisgarh and renowned corporate groups of India and Chhattisgarh. Was associated with Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) as Ex-Officio Member of its Executive Council, Indian Law Reports Committee (Chhattisgarh Series) as Member and Chhattisgarh Law Judgments (Chhattisgarh) as Member of its Editorial Board. Had been mediator under the Chhattisgarh C.P.C. Alternative Disputes Resolution and Mediation Rules, 2006. Served as Deputy Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh from March 1, 2002 to February 29, 2004 and thereafter as Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh from June 25, 2012 till elevation. Elevated as an Additional Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on September 16, 2013.








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Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sam Koshy Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sam Koshy :-

Born on April 30, 1967. Did his bachelors' degree in Commerce from G.S. College, Jabalpur, and Law degree from Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur. Enrolled as an Advocate in March 9, 1991.

Practiced on Civil, Constitutional and service & labour matters initially in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur till October, 2000 and subsequently in the High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur from November, 2000 till September, 2013.

Was a counsel for various public sectors undertakings, Banks as well as many private institutions like, South East Central Railway, Coal India Limited, South Eastern Coalfields Limited, National Mineral Development Corporation, State Bank of India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board, Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board etc., etc.

Was Government Advocate at the High Court of Chhattisgarh from 2002 to 2004. Also was Deputy Advocate General in 2005-06. Is also a member of the 'Academic Council' of Hidayatulla National Law University, Raipur.

Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on September 16, 2013.



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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal :-

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Agrawal was born on 21.08.1964 at Bilaspur. His Lordship's father late Shri Shyam Bihari Agrawal was a retired Professor in Zoology Department whereas mother was a housewife. His Lordship's Grandfather was a great prominent and renowned Civil Lawyer. His Lordship's uncle Shri Ravish Chandra Agrawal, Senior Advocate, was an Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh and now Advocate General for the State of Madhya Pradesh.

Did schooling and graduation in B.Sc. (Mathematics) at Bilaspur and thereafter prosecuted LL.B. from Kaushalendra Rao Law College, Bilaspur. Employed as Upper Division Teacher from 1986 to 1989. Thereafter, enrolled as an Advocate on 07.09.1989 and started career as such under the guidance of Shri Ravish Chandra Agrawal. Practised law in District Court at Bilaspur from 1989 to January, 1997, High Court of Madhya Pradesh from 1997 till 2000 and before the High court of Chhattisgarh from 2000 till elevation. Dealt with Civil, Criminal and Constitutional, especially specialised in Civil. While practicing law before the High Court, His Lordship was appointed as Government Advocate and continued as such till 2007. Elevated as Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on 29.09.2016.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant :-

Elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 29th September, 2016.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arvind Singh Chandel :-

Born at Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) on September 1, 1963. Took B.A. Degree from Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and LL.B. Degree from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh). Joined as a Civil Judge Class-II at Civil Court, Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh) on August 26, 1987. Thereafter, served in the subordinate judiciary on various posts at various places of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Served as the Presiding Officer, State Transport Appellate Tribunal, Raipur, thereafter served as the District and Sessions Judge, Kawardha. Served as the Addtional Registrar (Administration) and the Registrar (Vigilance) and (Inspection & Inquiry) of the High Court of Chhattisgarh. Served as the Registrar General of the High Court of Chhattisgarh before elevation. Elevated and took oath as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on June 27, 2017.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Parth Prateem Sahu :-

Hon'ble Shri Justice Parth Prateem Sahu was born in the family of Shri SR Sahu and Smt Savitri Devi Sahu at G.Jamgaon, District Dhamtari on 19th April, 1971.

Did schooling at Jabalpur and took B.Com & LLB degree from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur.

Enrolled as an Advocate on 12th March, 1996 and started career as such under the guidance of Dr. Nirmal Kumar Shukla, Senior Advocate.

Practiced in District and Sessions Court at Jabalpur, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur and dealth with various branches of law, especially Civil Criminal, Service, Labour, Motor Accident Claims, Writ, Constitution, Arbitration and also dealt with many matrimonial cases.

His Lordship elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 18th June, 2018.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Gautam Chourdiya :-

Born on 4th July 1960 at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh - Hon'ble Justice Gautam Chourdiya completed his B.Com graduation from Digvijay College (Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University) with 'University Merit' in LL.B (Vidhi Mahavidyala). He was enrolled as an Advocate in Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council on 31st August 1984 and practised in District Bar, Rajnandgaon till November 1987 before getting selected as Civil Judge.

He has served in subordinate judiciary under various designations at different places of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He has served as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Principal Judge of Juvenille Justice Board and Additional District and Sessions Judge in Raipur. He served as District Judge in Janjgir, Bilaspur and Durg. He has also given services as Member Secratary in CG State Legal Services Authority, Director of CG State Judicial Academy, Registrar : Vigilance and Judicial - CG Highcourt before being appointed as Registrar General of CG Highcourt in June 2017.

On 18th June 2018, Hon'ble Justice Gautam Chourdiya was elevated as Judge of CG Highcourt.



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Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Rajani Dubey :-

Born on 30th June 1964 at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Her father was also a District Judge, retired from High Court of Madhya Pradesh. She has completed graduation from Government Degree College, Mandla (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar) and obtained L.LB degree from Rani Durgavati University Jabalpur. She was enrolled as an Advocate on 3rd July, 1987 at Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council and practiced in District Bar as well as in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur till may, 1990 before getting selected as Civil Judge. She has served in subordinate Judiciary under various designations at different places of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, also served as Judicial Magistrate First Class, Principal Magistrate of Juvenile Justice Board and Additional District and Sessions Judge in Sagar, Jabalpur, Bilaspur. She has been appointed as a Special Judge, CBI in Raipur and Judge, Family Court, Rajnandgaon. She also gave her services as a District & Sessions Judge, Baloda-Bazar and Registrar (Vigilance), High Court of Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur.
Her Lordship has been elevated as a Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh on 18th June, 2018.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Narendra Kumar Vyas :-

Born on 5-10-1970 at Raipur in the family of late Shri Hari Narayan Vyas and Smt. Sushila Devi Vyas.

Did Schooling at St. Pauls Higher Secondary School, Raipur and took B.Sc. LLb from Pt. Ravishankar University, Raipur in the year 1995

Enrolled as an Advocate on 16-03-1996 and started career under the guidance of his late father Shri Hari Narayan Vyas (Advocate).

Practiced in District and Sessions Court at Raipur, Raigarh and Bilaspur, Labour and Industrial Courts, Raipur, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur and dealt with various branches of law especially, labour, service and civil matters. He was Counsel of Ayush Health and Sciences University Raipur, Dental Council of India. India Nursing Council, Civil Supplies Corporation Limited Raipur, C.G. Marketing Federation Limited Raipur, C.G. Text Book Corporation, Raipur, C.G. Electricity generation Company and other Companies, Union Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Associate Cement Company, Amarkantak Lanco Power Plant. National Highway Authority of India, Various Trade Unions and other private firms. While practicing law before High Court of Chhattisgarh, His Lordship was appointed as an Assistant Solicitor General of India on 07-09-2014 and continued till 22-09-2017. His Lordship elevated as an Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 22-3-2021.



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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Naresh Kumar Chandravanshi :-

Hon’ble Shri Justice Naresh Kumar Chandravanshi was born on 6th November, 1965 at Village Udtala, District Durg (C.G.). Did his B.A. and L.L.B. Degree from Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar (M.P. ). Joined as Civil Judge Class-II at Civil Court Bilaspur on 11th July, 1990. Thereafter, served in subordinate Judiciary under various designations at different places of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, also served as Additional Registrar (D.E.), High Court of Chhattisgarh and thereafter as District and Sessions judge, Surguja at Ambikapur. Served as legal adviser to His Excellency Governor of Chhattisgarh and thereafter as Principal Secretary, Law and Legislative Affairs Department Government of Chhattisgarh before elevation. Elevated and took oath as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on 22nd March, 2021.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Deepak Kumar Tiwari :-

Elevated as Additional Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court on 8th October, 2021.

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