The Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Shri Govind Mathur is retiring today. On this occasion a Full Court has been organized, which is live streamed on the Youtube Channel of Allahabad High Court.
Hon’ble CJ Shri Govind Mathur (born 14 April 1959), Practised in the Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur in Constitutional, Service and Labour matters.
Justice Mathur worked as Standing Counsel for University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Indian Oil Corporation, Water & Power Consultancy Services, New Delhi. He also worked as Standing Counsel for National Council for Teachers Education, Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Bhilwara Central Co-operative Bank, Central Bank of India, Thar Anchalik Gramin Bank and Punjab National Bank.
On 2 September 2004, he was elevated as Judge of Rajasthan High Court. He became a Permanent Judge on 29 May 2006.
He was transferred to Allahabad High Court and took oath on Nov 21, 2017, thereafter appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court from Oct 24, 2018. Ultimately he took oath as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on Nov. 14, 2018.
During his tenure as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, he focussed upon the Digitalization of the Court Records and Proceedings. The Pandemic brough many challenges to the Judicial Institutions and Allahabad High Court, being the biggest High Court of India, was also not left untouched.
These challenges were successfully dealt by CJ Govind Mathur by introducing E-filing and Virtual Hearings.
Under the guidance of Chief Justice Mathur for effective implementation of service of Court Notice and to avoid delay, the Allahabad High Court launched National Service and Tracking of Electronic Processes Services (NSTEP).
During his tenure as Chief Justice, he delivered some very significant Judgements and he is known for upholding Fundamental Rights of Citizens by expanding the horizons of Judicial Review.
The Violence in AMU University due to agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act was taken cognizance by the Chief Justice as violation of human right and an Inquiry was Ordered into.
Rights of Migrants
When the nation was under lockdown, the Allahabad High Court was alive to the problems faced by the migrant labours. Chief Justice Govinf Mathur registered a suo motu PIL and directed that Government should appoint an officer for a group of 400 migrants to keep check at their health condition.
NSA on Khafeel Khan
The bench headed by the Chief Justice Govind Mathur quashed the imposition of NSA on Dr Khafeel Khan and set him free. Dr Khan was detained under NSA for alleged speech on Aligarh Muslim University on Citizenship Amendment Act.
There are many Judgments like these where Chief Justice Govind Mathur has protected the fundamental and Human Rights of citizens.