Chief Justice of Bangladesh

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Chief Justice of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশের প্রধান বিচারপত
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Incumbent
Surendra Kumar Sinha

since 17 January 2015
Style The Honourable
Residence Dhaka, Bangladesh
Appointer President of Bangladesh
Inaugural holder Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem
Formation 1972
Website supremecourt.gov.bd
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The Chief Justice of Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশের প্রধান বিচারপতিBānglādēśhēr 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.[1]

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[edit]

Number Name Period of office Duration
(days)
Appointing president
1 Justice Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem 16 December 1972 5 November 1975 1054 Abu Sayeed Chowdhury
2 Justice Syed A.B. Mahmud Husain 18 November 1975 31 January 1978 805 Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem
3 Justice Kemaluddin Hossain 1 February 1978 11 April 1982 1530 Ziaur Rahman
4 Justice F.K.M. Munim 12 April 1982 30 November 1989 2789 Ahsanuddin Chowdhury
5 Justice Badrul Haider Chowdhury 1 December 1989 1 January 1990 31 Hussain Muhammad Ershad
6 Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed 14 January 1990 31 January 1995 1843
7 Justice M.H. Rahman 1 February 1995 30 April 1995 88 Abdur Rahman Biswas
8 Justice A.T.M Afzal 1 May 1995 31 May 1999 1491
9 Justice Mustafa Kamal 1 June 1999 31 December 1999 213 Shahabuddin Ahmed
10 Justice Latifur Rahman 1 January 2000 28 February 2001 424
11 Justice Mahmudul Amin Choudhury 1 March 2001 17 June 2002 473
12 Justice Mainur Reza Choudhury 18 June 2002 22 June 2003 369 Badruddoza Chowdhury
13 Justice Khondokar Mahmud Hasan 23 June 2003 26 January 2004 217 Iajuddin Ahmed
14 Justice Syed Jillur Rahim Mudasser Husain 27 January 2004 28 February 2007 1128
15 Justice Md. Ruhul Amin 1 March 2007 31 May 2008 457
16 Mr. Justice M M Ruhul Amin 1 June 2008 22 December 2009 569
17 Justice Md. Tafazzul Islam 23 December 2009 7 February 2010 46 Zillur Rahman
18 Mr. Justice Mohammad Fazlul Karim 8 February 2010 30 September 2010 234
19 Justice A.B.M. Khairul Haque 1 October 2010 17 May 2011 228
20 Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain 18 May 2011 16 January 2015 1339
21 Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha 17 January 2015 Incumbent 224+ Abdul Hamid

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief Justice". banglapedia.org. 

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