Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, KM Joseph, who headed the bench which quashed the President's Rule in the state, has been transferred to Andhra Pradesh high court in Hyderabad.
The bench, headed by Joseph, had set aside the President Rule in Uttarakhand last month, while also giving a green signal to the floor test for the Harish Rawat government. On 22 April, the Uttarakhand HC quashed the President's Rule, saying it "undermines the foundation of federalism".
Joseph assumed charge as the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand HC in 2014. A graduate of the Government Law College in Ernakulam, Joseph enrolled as an advocate in Delhi in 1982. The 57-year-old has also served as a judge of the Kerala HC for over nine years.