Justice Ranjit Vasantrao More elevated as new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court


Justice Ranjit Vasantrao More has been elevated as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.


A notification issued by the Additional Secretary to the Government of India Rajinder Kashyap on Saturday said, “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Ranjit Vasantrao More, Judge of the Meghalaya High Court, to be the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court with effect from the date he assurmes charge of his office.”


Justice Ranjit Vasantrao More was born on 4th November, 1959 and hails from Nimsod, Tq. Khatau, District Satara (Maharashtra).


He did his schooling education at Nimsod, district Satara and B.A. (Hons.) from Kolhapur and obtained Law Degree from Sangli.

He stood 2nd in order of merit of Shivaji University, Kolhapur in LL.B. He was also awarded National Merit Scholarship for prosecuting further studies. He did his LL.M. from Mumbai University.


He enrolled as an Advocate on 15th September, 1983 and joined chamber of A.P. Shah (former Chief Justice of Chennai and Delhi High Court). He mainly practised at Appellate Side of High Court of Bombay. He appeared in several Constitutional, Civil and Criminal matters on behalf of Municipal Council, Municipal Corporations, District Central Cooperative Banks, Sugar Factories, Election Commission and Maharashtra Public Service Commission. He appeared in several important matters and also in Public Interest Litigations.


He was elevated as Judge of the Bombay High Court on  September 8, 2006. He was transferred to the High Court of Meghalaya and took oath as Judge on March 9, 2020.