Chief Justice of Bangladesh
|Chief Justice of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশের প্রধান বিচারপতি
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|Appointer||President of Bangladesh|
|Inaugural holder||Mr. Justice Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem|
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The Chief Justice of Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশের প্রধান বিচারপতি — Bānglādēśhēr Prodhān Bichārpoti) is the chief amongst the judges of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and also head of the whole judicial establishments, including subordinate courts. The Chief Justice is appointed by The President of Bangladesh, who sits in the Appellate Division with other judges to hear and decide cases. Chief Justice presides over full court meetings to transact business relating to the administration of the Supreme Court, and control discipline of the judges and magistrates of the subordinate courts. Most rules for regulating the practice and procedure of both the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court (including subordinate courts) including those specified in certain legislative acts, such as the Companies Act 1994 and the Banking Companies Act 1991, are also duly scrutinized and approved in full court meetings presided over by the Chief Justice. He also distributes judicial business of the High Court Division by constituting different benches to exercise its original, appellate and revisable jurisdictions
Administrative control (including the power of creation of post, promotion and grant of leave) and discipline of the judges and magistrates of the subordinate courts is exercised by the President in consultation with the Supreme Court and urgent matters relating thereto are dispensed with in consultation with the Chief Justice.
List of Chief Justices of Bangladesh
Next Chief Justice of Bangladesh
Mr. Justice Surandra Kumar Sinha is the second senior most justice of appellate division. If he becomes the chief justice of Bangladesh he will be the first non-muslim and the first non-Baangalee in this post, after retirement of the current chief justice in the next January 2015. He is from Monipuri, a minority ethnic community in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh 98.5% population is ethnically Baangalee and 89.7% population follows Islam (95% of them are Sunni).
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