Justice Anshuman Singh
Justice Anshuman Singh – He is a former governor of Rajasthan and Gujarat. He was governor of the state from January 1999 to May 2003. Earlier he was governor of Gujarat state in 1998.
Born in 1935 in Allahabad he studied arts and law in the year 1957 and thereafter with a deep interest in legal field, Justices Shri Anshuman Singh started practice as Advocate in the District Court of Allahabad in 1957, at a young age of 22. After Twenty Eight years of successful career, He become the First advocate & he joined as an Advocate at the prestigious Allahabad district High Court in 1957.
His devotion and commitment to Law and Justice won him an appointment as the Government Advocate in 1976 in Allahabad High Court.
He was appointed in 1980 as the Senior Standing Counsel for the Government of India. After that he was appointed as Judge of the Allahabad High Court in 1984. He became President of the High Court Ministerial Staff Association, Allahabad in July, 1984 and continued on the said post for 10 years till he was transferred to Rajasthan High Court. After his transfer he resigned from the said Post. Under his stewardship, many social welfare schemes were introduced for the welfare of the employees of Allahabad High Court. They included establishment of a full-fledged dispensary, subsidized Canteen, a fair price shop and creation of many avenues of promotions for the ministerial staff to higher cadres
His Career took an upward turn when after 37 years of brilliant career as a lawyer and jurist, was transferred to Rajasthan High Court as a senior Judge in the year 1994. Two years later, in 1996 he was appointed the administrative judge of the Rajasthan High Court and continued on the same post till 7TH July 1997 when he retired. It is noteworthy that during the period from 1994 to 1997 he was appointed as acting chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court four times.
On 7TH April, 1998 he was appointed Executive Chairman of the “Rajasthan State Legal Service Authority”.
His long service to the cause of Justice was rewarded when he was appointed as the Governor of Gujarat on 17TH April 1998. He took over as Governor of Gujarat on 25TH April, 1998 afternoon and continued till 15.01.1999.
Further he became the Governor of Rajasthan in 1999 and served till May 2003.
He got Retirement from the post of Governor in May 2003.
He served as one of the most Active Governor of Rajasthan who promoted & participated in many social activities.