Bishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto was installed as the Bishop of Jalandhar on April 15, 2007 at the Cathedral in Jalandhar Cantt in a grand celebration in which several Bishops and a good number of priests from the region, Religious and a large number of lay faithful of the Diocese participated. Hailing from Goa, West India, he was born on 22nd September 1954 and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Delhi on February 8, 1981. He was nominated as Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi on January 17, 2001 and was consecrated Bishop on March11, 2001. Bishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto administered the Diocese as its Bishop from April 15, 2007 to January 20, 2013 when he was installed as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi. He continued as the Apostolic administrator of Jalandhar till the installation of Rt. Rev. Dr. Franco Mulakkal as the Bishop of Jalandhar on August 4, 2013.