Justice Sankara Rao takes charge as Preview Committee head
Justice B Siva Sankara Rao took charge as the chairman of Judicial Preview Committee of Andhra Pradesh at the Secretariat on Saturday.
Amaravati: Justice B Siva Sankara Rao took charge as the chairman of Judicial Preview Committee of Andhra Pradesh at the Secretariat on Saturday. He was the judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court before the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and later retired as the judge of Telangana High Court.
The state government brought a legislation to bring in all contracts worth Rs 100 core or above under Judicial Preview by a High Court judge. As per the law, Justice Siva Sankara Rao will review such contracts before the tenders are called for by the state government.
Andhra Pradesh High Court acting Chief Justice Ch Praveen Kumar recommended the name of Justice B Siva Sankara Rao for the post in accordance with the State Infrastructure (Transparency through Judicial Preview) Act 2019.
Before taking the charge, Justice Siva Sankara Rao met Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday. He will be in office for three years. Speaking on the occasion, he said that he would try to check the misuse of public money.