THE HON’BLE SRI JUSTICE SAMUDRALA
GOVINDA RAJULU, CHAIRMAN
Born on 6th August, 1951 to Sri Samudrala Nagaiah and Smt Samudrala Nagaratnamma.
Had his primary education in Municipal Elementary School, Patnul Street, Tirupathi
and Secondary Education in Municipal High School and Sri Venkateswara High School,
Tirupathi. Passed H.S.L.C in April 1967. Studied B.Sc., Degree (Maths, Physics and
Chemistry) at Sri Venkateswara Arts College, Tirupathi. Passed B.L. in the year
1973 from Sri Venkateswara University College, Tirupathi. Obtained First Class in
all 3 years of Law Degree. Attained First Rank in B.L. examinations from Sri Venkateswara
Enrolled as Advocate in September, 1973. Practiced as Advocate
at Tirupathi Courts for 8 months and then shifted practice to the High Court of
Andhra Pradesh in June, 1974. Elected as Executive Member of A.P. High Court’s Advocates
Association in the year 1978.
Joined in judicial service as
District Munsif in November, 1979. Worked in the cadre of District Munsif at Narsapur,
West Godavari, Pattipadu, East Godavari and
Vijayawada. Subsequently promoted as Sub Judge in August, 1988. Worked as Sub Judge
at Gudivada and Rajahmundry. Appointed
as District Judge (Grade-II) by transfer in September, 1993. Worked as Additional
District Judge in Prakasam at Ongole, I Additional District Judge, West Godavari
District at Eluru. Worked as Special Judge for C.B.I Cases,
Visakhapatnam and worked as Additional
Metropolitan Sessions Judge for trial of Jublee Hills Car Bomb Blast Case,
Hyderabad. Worked as Chief Legal Advisor to Additional Director General of
Police, C.I.D., in Home Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh for three years.
Elected as President of Andhra Pradesh Judicial Officers’ Association in the years 2003 and 2006 for two consecutive terms. Promoted as District Judge (Grade-I), District Judge, (Selection Grade) and District Judge (Super Time Scale). Worked as Principal District Judge of Vizianagaram District, Adilabad District and East Godavari District at Rajahmundry.Worked as Metropolitan Sessions Judge at Hyderabad till elevation to the Bench of High Court of A.P.
Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of A.P. on 14-10-2009. Appointed as Judge of High Court of Andhra Pradesh and assumed charge as such, on 26-11-2010. Retired on attaining the age of superannuation on the afternoon of 05-08-2013.
After retirement, designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court of India with effect from 11-02-2014. Appointed as Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, by Order dated 07-07-2014, by the President of India. The State Government notified the same, on 11-07-2014. Assumed office as Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal,
on 12-07-2014 .