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Delhi HC Justice Gian Parkash Mittal resigns from bench [UPDATE-1: May join CCI]

Delhi high court Justice Gian Parkash Mittal, who was appointed as an additional judge in the high court in 2010, has resigned according to the Press Information Bureau (PIB), which stated:

Shri Justice Gian Parkash Mittal tenders his resignation from the office of the Judge of Delhi high court, in pursuance of proviso (a) to clause (1) of article 217 of the Constitution, with effect from the afternoon of 08th July, 2015.

Article 217(1)(a) allows judges to resign their office in writing to the President.

According to Mittal’s Delhi high court website biography:

Gold Medallist in LLB, from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Practised for about a year before joining Delhi Judicial Services on 20th May, 1977. Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate, Additional Rent Controller, Presiding Officer of Labour Court and Senior Civil Judge.

Promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service in the year 1996 and worked as Additional Sessions Judge, Additional District Judge, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal, Special Judge(CBI). Worked as Judge in charge of Delhi Mediation Centre at Tis Hazari Courts and imparted training in Mediation to the First Batch of Judicial Officers in the District Courts.

Was appointed as Principal Secretary(Law & Justice), Government of NCT of Delhi in January, 2008. Appointed as District & Sessions Judge, Delhi/Rent Control Tribunal, Delhi in May, 2009.

Appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi high court on 29th October, 2010

The Economic Times has reported that he is likely to join the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

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