AP HC gets four new judges under advocate quota

Four new judges have been appointed to the Andhra Pradesh High Court. They are Justice Ravu Raghunandan Rao, Justice Battu Devannd, Justice Nainala Jayasurya and Justice Donadi Ramesh.

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his approval for the new appointments and the Centre has duly issued a notification in this regard.

With this, the number of judges in the AP High Court has reached 19. The Supreme Court Collegium on July 25 recommended to the Centre the appointment of four judges under the advocate quota.

Justice Raghunandan Rao was born on June 30, 1964. |He went to Hyderabad Public School and later earned a graduate degree in Law from Osmania University in 1988. He worked as Assistant Government Pleader (AGP) from 1993 to 1994 and in 1995 he came the Special AGP to the Advocate General.

Justice Battu Devanand was born in Gudivada on April 14, 1966. After completing his school education from AGK School in Gudivada, he did his Intermediate, BA courses at ANR College in the same town. He obtained the BL degree from Andhra University. He began his career as advocate as junior to M K Seetaramaiah in 1989. He worked as  AGP at HC from 1996 to 2000. He also worked as legal advisor to BSNL and various insurance companies.

Justice Nainala Jayasurya was born in Tadepalligudem of West Godavari district in 1968. He had his schooling at Tanuku before completing Intermediate and graduation in Rajahmundry. He did his graduation in Law from Velagapudi Durgabai Siddhartha College of Law in Vijayawada. He practised Law at the AP High Court from 2009 to 2014. He worked as counsel for APSTC, STC, HUDA and other public sector units.

Justice Donadi Ramesh was born in 1965 at Kamanapalli in Chittoor district. After doing his SSC at Nanjanpeta, he completed Intermediate and B.Com courses at SV Arts College in Tirupati. He began his career as advocate by working as junior to reteired judge Justice PS Narayana. He worked as counsel for Rajiv Vidya Mission and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in High Court.

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