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December 04, 2018

Justice Nakka Balayogi resigns as Judge of Hyderabad HC, President accepts resignation


As per a Notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice), Government of India, on December 03, 2018, Justice Nakka Balayogi has resigned from his post as Judge of the Hyderabad High Court.

Notably, Justice Balayogi’s resignation has also been approved by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The Notification stated, “Shri Justice Nakka Balayogi has tendered his resignation from the office of Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, in pursuance of proviso (a) to clause (I) of Article 217 of the Constitution, with effect from the afternoon of December 15, 2018.”

Justice Balayogi (born January 15, 1957) did his graduation in Commerce from S.K.B.R College, Amalapuram, and B.L. from A.U Law College, Visakhapatnam. He enrolled as a member on the rolls of the Bar Counsel of Andhra Pradesh on December 22, 1980 and joined the Office of Sri Late V. Venkata Ramaiaiah Garu, Ex. Standing Counsel for South Central Railway and Ex-Advocate General, A.P. High Court, Hyderabad, where he gained exposure to various branches of law. He actively practiced in almost all branches of law at the then High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, and A.P. Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad.

Justice Balayogi was appointed as Munisff Magistrate on October 07, 1985. After rendering services in different places as Junior Civil Judge, Senior Civil Judge, and Additional District Judge, he was promoted as Principal District & Sessions Judge, Kurnool, on June 30, 2010. He served as Chairman, Industrial Tribunal-I, Hyderabad, from April 02, 2012 to November 23, 2013; as Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases, Hyderabad, from November 23, 2013 to July 09, 2015; and as Chief Judge, City Civil Court, Hyderabad, from July 10, 2015 to January 16, 2017.

Justice Balayogi was elevated as Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh and assumed charge as such on the forenoon of January 17, 2017.

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