BENGALURU: Justice A V Chandrashekara, a retired judge of the Karnataka High Court, has been appointed as the judicial member of Karnataka State Administrative Tribunal (KAT). The Government of India issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday.
Justice Chandrashekara was known for speedy disposal of cases. One of his landmark judgment is with regard to the cases related to overstay of foreign nationals. He had issued several directions to the police department, including a thorough investigation at the earliest.
With his appointment, the post of only one administrative member will be vacant in the Bengaluru bench of the tribunal. Presently, Dr K Bhakthavatsala is working as chairman, G Shanthappa as judicial member and A P Joshi and V P Baligar as administrative members, in the tribunal. The judge will take charge as judicial member on Thursday. There are around 27,000 cases pending from 2002-03 in KSAT, said sources.
About Justice Chandrashekara
Justice A V Chandrashekara was directly appointed as District and Session Judge in May 1996 and served as an Additional District and Session Judge, at Bengaluru and Mangaluru and as a Principal District and Sessions Judge, in Udupi, Kolar, Bengaluru Rural and Mandya districts. He was appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on October 24, 2013 and was made a permanent judge on March 4, 2016.