The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of Justice Sanjay Yadav as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on 20th May, 2021. Justice Sanjay Yadav had been serving as the Acting Chief Justice after former Chief Justice Govind Mathur demitted office on April 14th, 2021.
Born on June 26, 1959, Justice Yadav enrolled as an Advocate on August 25, 1986. Thereafter, he practised on Civil, Revenue and Constitutional sides in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. Subsequently, he was appointed Deputy Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh.
On March 2, 2007 he was elevated as Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh and Permanent Judge on January 15, 2010. He was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court with effect from October 06, 2019 till November 02,2019 and from September 30, 2020 till January 02, 2021. On January 08, 2021 he was transferred to Allahabad High Court.