Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gujarat Lokayukta Justice Mehta

Newly appointed Lokayukta of Gujarat Justice R.A. Mehta was born on May 4, 1936. He started his career in the legal field by getting enrolled as an Advocate in 1962.

He practiced at Rajkot for one year, and then practiced in the High Court of Gujarat from 1963 onwards.

He worked as Additional Standing Counsel to the Central Government from 1974 to 1978, and again from October 1982.

He was appointed Additional Judge, Gujarat High Court in 1983 and confirmed as permanent Judge the next year. He remained as Acting Chief Justice from September 1995 to July 1996. He retired in 1998.

After his retirement Justice Mehta was occasionally seen with left-leaning NGOs mostly working on the subject of minority rights. He is believed to be a critic of the BJP. His political ideology is the main worry for the state government. 

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