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Chief Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud

Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13 May 2016.


Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from 31 October 2013 until appointment to the Supreme Court.


Judge of the Bombay High Court from 29 March 2000 until appointment as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. Director of Maharashtra Judicial Academy.


Additional Solicitor General of India from 1998 until appointment as a Judge.


Designated as Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998.


Practised law at the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court.


Visiting Professor of  Comparative  Constitutional  Law at  the  University  of Mumbai.  Visiting Professor at Oklahoma University School of Law, USA.


Delivered lectures at the Australian National University, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Speaker at conferences organised by bodies of the United Nations including United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, International Labour Organisation and United Nations Environmental Program, the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.


Obtained LLM degree and a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from Harvard Law School, USA.


BA with Honours in Economics from St Stephen's College, New Delhi. LLB from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.


Justice Sanjiv Khanna

Born on 14th May, 1960, he had his early education in Delhi before graduating from the University of Delhi in 1980. After studing Law from the Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, he was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1983. Beginning his practice in the District Courts at Tis Hazari in Delhi, he soon shifted and primarily practiced in the Delhi High Court. His field of work was wide and varied from writ petitions in public law matters, direct tax appeals, income tax prosecutions, arbitration cases, commercial suits, environment and pollution laws matters, besides medical negligence cases before consumer forums and company law cases before the Company Law Board. As an Additional Public Prosecutor representing the Government of Delhi and Amicus Curie, he had argued criminal cases in the Delhi High Court. On appointment as the Senior Standing Counsel he had appeared and argued cases for the Income Tax Department for about seven years. In 2004, he was appointed as the Standing Counsel (Civil) for the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in the Delhi High Court.


On 24th June, 2005 he was elevated as an additional Judge of the Delhi High Court and became a permanent Judge of the Delhi High Court on 20th February, 2006.


He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 18th January, 2019.


Justice Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai

Born on 24th November, 1960 at Amravati. Joined Bar on 16th March, 1985. Worked with late Bar. Raja S. Bhonsale, former Advocate General and Judge of High Court, till 1987. Practiced independently at Bombay High Court from 1987 to 1990. After 1990, practised mainly before Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court. Practised in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Was Standing Counsel for Municipal Corporation of Nagpur, Amravati Municipal Corporation and Amravati University. Appeared regularly for various autonomous bodies and Corporations like SICOM, DCVL etc. and various Municipal Councils in Vidarbha region. Was appointed as Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor in the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Nagpur Bench, from August, 1992 to July, 1993. Was appointed as Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor for Nagpur Bench on 17th January, 2000. Was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court on 14th November, 2003. Became a permanent Judge of the Bombay High Court on 12th November, 2005. Presided over Benches having all types of assignments at the Principal Seat at Mumbai as well as Benches at Nagpur, Aurangabad and Panaji. Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 24th May, 2019. Due to retire on 23rd November, 2025.


Justice Surya Kant

Born on 10th February, 1962 at Hisar (Haryana) in a middle class family. Graduated from Government Post Graduate College, Hisar in 1981. Earned Bachelor's degree in Law in 1984 from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. Started practicing Law at the District Court, Hisar in 1984. Shifted to Chandigarh in 1985 to practice in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Specialised in Constitutional, Service and Civil matters. Represented a number of Universities, Boards, Corporations, Banks and also the High Court itself. Earned distinction of being appointed the youngest Advocate General of Haryana on July 7, 2000. Designated as Senior Advocate in March, 2001. Held the office of Advocate General, Haryana till his elevation as a permanent Judge to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 09, 2004. Was nominated as a Member of the Governing Body of National Legal Services Authority on February 23, 2007 for two consecutive terms till February 22, 2011. Presently a Member of various Committees of Indian Law Institute - a deemed university under the aegis of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. Earned another distinction of standing First Class First in his Master's degree in Law in 2011 from the Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurkshetra. Has also organised and attended various prestegious National/International Conferences. Assumed charge of the office of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh with effect from 05th October, 2018. Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 24th May, 2019. Due to retire on 09th February, 2027.


Justice Aniruddha Bose

Born on 11th April, 1959.


Passed Higher Secondary Examination from St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata.


Graduated in Commerce stream from St. Xavier's College in Kolkata.


LL.B. from Surendranath Law College.

After the enrollment started practise on Constitutional, Civil and Intellectual Property matters in the Calcutta High Court in 1985.


Worked in the Original Side as well as the Appellate Side of the High Court.


Elevated as permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court in January 2004.


Elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on 11 August 2018.


Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 24th May, 2019.


Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna

Born on 20th May, 1959.


He enrolled as an advocate on November 21, 1984 and practised Civil, Constitutional, Company, Service and Labour matters in the High Court as well as the Civil and Labour Courts.


He also worked as legal advisor to Central Public Sector Undertakings and worked as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1999 onwards till 2005.


He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on January 6, 2006 and became a permanent judge on March 1, 2007.


He was elevated as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court on Octoer 29, 2018.


He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on May 24, 2019.


He is due to retire on May 19, 2024.


Justice Hrishikesh Roy

On 23rd September, 2019, Justice Hrishikesh Roy took oath as a Judge of the Supreme Court. He served as the 35th Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala since 8th August, 2018. Earlier on 29.05.2018, he was transferred from the Gauhati High Court.


Justice Hrishikesh Roy was born on 1st February 1960. He obtained his LL.B Degree from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 1982. On 21.12.2004, he was designated as Senior Advocate, by the Gauhati High Court.


Justice Roy was sworn-in as an Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court on 12.10.2006 and served as permanent Judge with effect from 15.07.2008. In Assam, while heading the Mediation Monitoring Committee, the film Shako (Bridge) was produced and this film was used as a training tool in the Mediation programmes. The Arunachal Pradesh Legal Services authority led by Justice Roy, produced Apne Ajnabi, a short film on the theme of racial prejudice and the film is about how legal help can be provided for the needy, under the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987.


As the Executive Head of the Assam State Legal Services Authority, Justice Roy had implemented the Reach Out & Respond programme, to facilitate access to justice, for the marginalised sections of Assam. He was spearheading the training programmes for the Judicial Officers under the Gauhati High Court and was nominated as a member of the National Judicial Academic Council, headed by the Chief Justice of India. For about 10 years the News Letter ATMAN was published regularly for the Gauhati High Court under Justice Roy's editorship.


Justice Abhay S. Oka

Mr. Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka: Born on 25th May, 1960. Did B.Sc., LL.M. (University Of Bombay). Enrolled as an Advocate on 28th June, 1983. Started practising in Thane District Court in the chamber of his father Shreeniwas W. Oka. In 1985-86, he joined the chamber of Shri V. P. Tipnis, a former Judge of the Bombay High Court and former LokAyukta. Appeared in several important matters and in public interest litigations. Elevated as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 29th August, 2003. Appointed as a permanent Judge from 12th November 2005. His Lordship took oath as The Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka on 10th May 2019 and His Lordship took oath as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 31st August 2021.


Justice Vikram Nath

Name: Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vikram Nath


Source: Bar


Date of Birth: 24/09/1962


Initial Joining: 24/09/2004


Joining at Allahabad: 24/09/2004


Served at Allahabad Upto :09/09/2019


Graduated in Science in the year 1983 and Law in the year 1986.


Enrolled as an advocate 30/03/1987.


Practised in Allahabad High Court.


Elevated as Additional Judge on 24/09/2004. Took oath as permanent Judge on 27/02/2006.


Elevated as Chief Justice Gujarat High Court and take oath on 10/09/2019.


Justice J.K. Maheshwari

His Lordship was born on June 29, 1961 in a small town of Jaura, District Morena (M.P.). His Lordship graduated in Arts (Hons.) in 1982 and passed LL.B. in 1985, then completed LL.M degree from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 1991. His Lordship is also pursuing his Ph.D. in "Medical Mal-practice in reference to the State of M.P.".


His Lordship was enrolled as an Advocate with the State Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh on November 22, 1985 and practiced in Civil, Criminal,Constitutional, Service and Tax matters in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh mainly at Gwalior Bench and Principal Seat at Jabalpur and the Supreme Court of India. His Lordship appeared before CAT regularly and various other tribunals in the State of Madhya Pradesh.


His Lordship was also Member of M.P. State Bar Council since the year 2002 till elevation and was the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee, Gwalior Bench and worked in various other committees of M.P. State Bar Council.


His Lordship was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on November 25, 2005 and made permanent on November 25, 2008.


In the State of M.P. Hon’ble Chief Justice constituted various committees to assign the administrative works and responsibilities to the Hon’ble Judges. His Lordship held responsibilities in various committees as assigned by the Hon’ble Chief Justice from time to time giving details of all those is not feasible. His lordship was mainly Member, Administrative Committee No. 1 (Higher Judicial Service); Chairperson/Member, Building Committee for Building Construction and Maintenance; Chairperson/Member, Finance Committee, Chairperson, Juvenile Justice Committee, M.P. High Court for Monitoring the functioning of the Juvenile Justice issues in the State of Madhya Pradesh; Member, Committee to recommend the names of Advocates for their designation as Senior Advocate; Member of Committee which was involved in comprehensive studies and analysis on the Courts of Madhya Pradesh, Past and Present; Various other assignments as assigned by Hon'ble Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. His Lordship was also nominated Member of Academic Council, National Law Institute University, Bhopal.


Under the guidance of Hon’ble Juvenile Justice Committee Supreme Court and Hon’ble the Chief Justice of the High Court of M.P. his Lordship had organized three Regional Conferences on "Juvenile Justice & Capacity Building to Ensure Proper Implementation of Law Relating to Child" at Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur on different dates, having more than 250 participants and stake holders. Further a State Level Conference on "Juvenile Justice and Capacity Building" was organized on 29.07.2017 at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. The "4th Regional (Western) Round Table Consultation on Effective Implementation of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 - Focus on Integrated Child Protection Scheme" was also organised under the guidance of Hon’ble the Chief Justice and under the supervision of his Lordship.


His Lordship was invited to deliver the lecture in West Zone Regional Conference for "Enhancing the Excellence of Judicial Institutions: Challenges & Opportunities" held in association with Rajasthan High Court and National Judicial Academy, Bhopal on November 19-20, 2016. His Lordship being Chairman, Juvenile Justice Committee, High Court of M.P. participated in National Level Discussion organized by Hon'ble the Supreme Court of India on December 1st, 2018.


His Lordship participated in National Conference on Women and Children organised by High Court of Judicature at Madras and Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy on January 21, 2017. His Lordship was nominated by Hon’ble Chief Justice of High Court of Madhya Pradesh to participate in "World Congress on Justice For Children, 2018" organised at UNESCO House, Paris from 28-30 May, 2018. His Lordship also participated in several other conferences/meetings as nominated by Hon'ble Chief Justice of High Court of Madhya Pradesh. His Lordship has attended various conferences of National Judicial Academy, Bhopal and at various other places from time to time as assigned or nominated by Hon’ble the Chief Justice of High Court of M.P.


As Chairman/Member of Construction and Infrastructure Committee of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in coordination with the State Government lands have been identified and allotted for the High Court and Subordinate Courts and Judicial Academy. Identification of the land for construction of the new building of State Bar Council was also identified and allocated. The building of the District Court Indore was not constructed, though land was allotted and earmarked in the year 2000, due to various disputes. With the coordination of the State Authorities the foundation stone laying ceremony of the District Court, Indore having 154 Court rooms was organized and construction of the new building of District Court has started and is in progress. 3 His Lordship has disposed more than 65,000 cases while sitting in Indore Bench, Gwalior Bench and Principal Seat at Jabalpur and Lok Adalats held by the High Court of Madhya Pradesh from time to time.


His Lordship was transferred as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court and assumed office on October 07, 2019 worked till January 05, 2021. His Lordship was the First Chief Justice of newly established Andhra Pradesh High Court. During the short span of 15 months, His Lordship has disposed more than 4500 cases and the works done during the tenure are as under:-


His Lordship had Organized 1st A.P. State Judicial Officers’ Conference on 01.12.2019 at Dr. HH Deichmann & Dr. S. John David Auditorium, ACHARYA NAGARJUNA UNIVERSITY, GUNTUR.

There was no Bungalow for Chief Justice, his Lordship had identified and get completed the construction of Chief Justice Bungalow at Vijaywada Andhra Pradesh.


Under persuasion of his Lordship the site of High Court Guest House was also identified at Nagarjuna University Guntur, which is under construction.


His Lordship had taken steps for the Establishment of Gram Nyayalayas at various stations in the State of Andhra Pradesh.


Rules framed for establishment of Gram Nyayalaya were scripted after discussion with Rules making Committee to draft a fresh Gram Nyayalaya Rules in the State of Andhra Pradesh as per the provision of the Gram Nyayalaya Act, 2000.


For smooth functioning of newly established High Court of Andhra Pradesh many Committees were constituted along with various Sub-Committees.


Sub-Committees were constituted to prepare the draft Rules for Higher Judicial Services, Subordinate Judicial Services and for drafting all the Rules related to High Court and Sub-ordinate Courts and place the same for approval before the Rules making committees.


Sub-Committee consisted of two Retired Judges and one Senior Advocate for preparation of the Andhra Pradesh High Court Rules and Orders was 4 also constituted. In consultation with the Hon’ble the Chief Justice the said Sub-Committees had drafted the Rules under Article 226 of the Constitution, Writ Jurisdiction and other Rules were in progress, thereafter, it shall be placed before the Rules making Committees.


The Sub-Committees were also constituted to prepare the Rules of the High Court Staff, Sub-ordinate Court Staff, Contingent paid staff, High Court and Sub-ordinate Court Ministerial Staff and contingent paid staff.


Gender Sensitization Rules has also been prepared by the Sub-Committee which is required to be finalized by the Rules making Committee.


The guidelines for dealing with complaint against the Judicial Officers in Vigilance Cell were also framed. About 500 complaints of the Judicial Officers have been disposed as per those guidelines which were pending prior to one year of establishment of the High Court.


Departmental Appeal of the staff members of the Sub-ordinate Court were pending before the Committee, however, on amendment of the Standing Order No.113 almost all the Departmental Appeals have been decided.


The Rules were framed for appointment of the Law Clerks and 30 posts were created and the appointments of 22 Law Clerks were made on contract basis. Recruitment for the post of District Judge Entry Level and Civil Judge Junior Division have been made at due course of time.


Necessary steps were taken for recruitment of the High Court staff as well as staff in Sub-ordinate Courts due to bifurcation and establishment of new High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 01.01.2019.


Annual Confidential Reports of more than 2000 judicial officers were pending. The steps to complete those ACRs were taken at due course of time. Thereafter, the steps were to be taken for the purpose of grant of ACPs and super time scale to the Judges and Sub-ordinate staff.


Steps were taken for establishment of the Judicial Academy and the Office of the Legal Services Authority in the State of Andhra Pradesh, though, it was not materialized.


Safety measures were taken to ensure the wellness of the stake holders and duty staff of the High Court and to deal with the Covid-19 situation. 5 Effective steps were taken to issue various Circulars and Advisories at due course of time.


In the High Court of Andhra Pradesh Virtual Court was started on 25.03.2020. It was the first High Court to hear the cases by virtual mode at that time.


During pandemic more than 94,000 cases were heard by Hon’ble Judges during the tenure of His Lordship though the strength was only of 20 Judges. As per the e-Committee Report of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, Andhra Pradesh High Court was the second High Court which heard the highest cases during the pandemic.


Under the guidance of his Lordship ‘e-filing module’ was also developed for online filing of the cases in the High Court and Subordinate Courts during the COVID-19 Pandemic time and the Rules were also framed.


Under the guidance of his Lordship a unique feature of ‘Mobile Internet’ was adopted for the users having slow internet speed to upload the data to NJDG.


His Lordship had Inaugurated -AP School of Law in Vellore Institute of Technology on 10.09.2020.


His Lordship had digitally inaugurated two Court Buildings and one Residential Quarter simultaneously at Nellore, Punganur and Hindupur on 9 th December, 2020.


His Lordship had delivered ‘4th Lavu Venkateswarlu Endowment Lecture’ in Siddhartha Institute of Law.

His Lordship was transferred as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Sikkim on January 06, 2021.

·  Appointed as Chancellor of National Academy of Legal Studies and Research [NALSAR] University of Law, Hyderabad,

·  Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 31.08.2021.


Hon'ble Mrs. Justice B.V.Nagarathna: Born on 30-10-1962. Enrolled as an Advocate on 28-10-1987 at Bangalore. Practiced at Bangalore in constitutional law,commercial law,including insurance law,service law,administrative and public law, law pertaining to land and rent laws,family law,conveyancing & drafting of contracts and agreements,arbitration and concillation. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 18-2-2008 and permanent Judge on 17-02-2010.

Born on 06-01-1960. Obtained Law degree from the Government Law College, Kozihkode. Enrolled on 12-07-1986 and started practice at Ernakulam in Civil, Criminal, Service and Labour matters. Worked as Govt.Pleader, Senior Govt.Pleader and Special Govt.Pleader. Sworn-in as Additional Judge of High Court of Kerala on 05-01-2009. Appointed as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Kerala with effect from 15-12-2010.

He was functioning as the President of the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy at the time of elevation.
He was elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 31.08.2021.

Date of Birth : 10/06/1960


Int. Appmnt : 17/02/2011


Date of Joining : 09/02/2016


Date of Retirement : 09/06/2022


Source :Service,


Introduction : Elevated to the Bench of High Court of Gujarat as Additional Judge on 17.02.2011.


Full Profile :

Elevated to the Bench of High Court of Gujarat as Additional Judge on 17.02.2011.


Transfered as an Additional Judge, Rajasthan high court at Jodhpur on 27th June 2011.


Transfered as Judge, Gujarat High Court on 09th Feb 2016.

Born on 03 May 1963 to Smt. Satyavati and Late Justice Shri P. Kodanda Ramayya in Hyderabad. Graduated with triple majors in Economics, Political Science, and Public Administration from Nizam College, Hyderabad, and pursued law at the Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, in 1988. Enrolled as an Advocate in the same year and practiced before the High Court, Civil Courts, and Tribunals in Hyderabad and shifted counsel practice to Supreme Court. He appeared in a large number of cases, including that of Constitution Benches, before the Supreme Court. During this time, he was appointed as the commission counsel for the Justice Chinnappa Reddy Commission. He was a member of the Supreme Court Legal Aid Committee.

He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Full Court of the Supreme Court of India in the year 2008. As a Senior Advocate, he appeared in many public law cases involving constitutional, administrative, and environmental issues. He specialised in laws relating to Telecom, Competition, Electricity, and other Regulatory Jurisdictions. He was the amicus curiae for the Forest Bench and other cases concerning Judicial Appointments, Fast Track courts, and Tribal laws.

He was appointed as the Additional Solicitor General of India in 2014. During that time, he assisted the Court as a Law Officer in several landmark cases, including the NJAC case before the Constitution Bench. He was part of the Indian Supreme Court Delegation to the Canadian Supreme Court, where he presented a paper on extradition and the environment. He had the rare opportunity of leading the Indian team and represented India before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, Germany. He also represented India before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Hague in Investment Treaty Arbitration.

He was part of the Governing Body of the National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) and closely associated with the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) of the Supreme Court of India. As a Law Officer, he was instrumental in constituting and being part of the High-powered Committee suggesting sweeping changes to the Arbitration Act and proposing a mechanism for Institutional Arbitration. He is closely associated with the making of the law on Mediation. He was a member of Committees relating to the restructuring of all Appellate Tribunals and reviewing the legal regime concerning Corporate Social Responsibility. He has also been a member of the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA). Supreme Court appointed him as a Mediator in the BCCI case. He could successfully mediate between the members and the Board for holding elections and the constitution of an elected body.

He had been on the Executive Council of many National Law Universities and other educational institutions.

Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India directly from the Bar on 31 August 2021.


Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia was born on August 10, 1960.


Did his earlier schooling from Dehradun, Allahabad and Lucknow and graduated from Allahabad University in the year 1981. Completed his Masters in Modern History in the year 1983 and LL.B. in the year 1986.


Initially practiced on the Civil and Constitutional side before the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.


Later shifted his practice to the newly created High Court of the State of Uttarakhand, at Nainital. Designated as Senior Advocate in June, 2004.


Elevated as a permanent Judge of Uttarakhand High Court on November 01, 2008.


Took oath as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court on 10.01.2021.


Justice Dipankar Datta

Transferred as Chief Justice Rajasthan High Court on 14th October, 2022.He is Governor's nominee to the Executive Council of Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut.He is a trustee of Etawah Hindi Sewa Nidhi and the founder trustee of Justice Narendra Nath Mithal Memorial Foundation, atrust established by his mother in memory of his late father.Elevated to the Supreme Court on 6th February, 2023 and is due to retire on 16th June, 2026.


Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah

NAME                          :       Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah

SOURCE                      :       BAR

DATE OF BIRTH            :       11-May-1963

INITIAL JOINING          :       20-Jun-2011

JOINING AT PHC           :       20-Jun-2011

DATE OF RETIREMENT   :       10-May-2025

ADDRESS                     :       Patna High Court


Mr. Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah, B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours), LLB, was born on llth May, 1963. He enrolled as an Advocate with the Bihar State Bar Council on 27th September, 1991.


He was in regular practice, primarily in the Patna High Court, also appeared before the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts at Delhi, Calcutta and Jharkhand in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal and Service matters specialising in Constitutional and Service Laws. He handled private briefs of writ and other cases concerning Taxation, Co-operative, Labour, Corporate, Forest, Board, Corporation and various matters.


He was Standing Counsel for the Government of Bihar (May 2006 to August 2010) and thereafter Government Advocate for the State of Bihar (August 2010 till elevation). Also appeared before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Commercial Taxes Tribunal, District Courts, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Board of Revenue etc. He was Counsel for the District Administration before the Dalsingsarai (Samastipur) Firing Enquiry Commission and the Special Counsel for the Income-Tax Department, Government of India in the Jharkhand High Court. Was Amicus Curiae in significant matters.


He was Counsel for the Indian Railways, Unit Trust of India, Union Bank of India, RITES (previously Rail India Technical and Economic Services Limited), Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), Bihar State Housing Board, Bihar State Electricity Board, Bihar State Textbook Corporation, Bihar State Cooperative Bank Limited, Bihar State Cooperative Marketing Union Limited (BISCOMAUN), Bihar Cooperative Land Development Bank Limited, Bihar State Agricultural Marketing Board, Bihar State Housing Cooperative Federation, Bihar State Credit and Investment Corporation (BICICO), Commercial Taxes Department, Government of Bihar, Magadh University at Bodh Gaya, Veer Kuer Singh University at Arrah, Samsung Corporation (Engineering & Construction Group), Mahindra and Mahindra, Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority and Bihar State Health Society. Served as Counsel for a number of other government organisations, universities, corporate houses and was Legal Advisor to various establishments.


At the request of the Advocate General, Maharashtra, he was specially nominated by the Advocate General, Bihar to represent the State of Maharashtra. He was Assistant Returning Officer for elections to the Bihar State Bar Council in 2002 and the Jharkhand State Bar Council in 2006. As an Advocate, he was invited to address Indian Administrative Service probationers at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. Represented Patna University at the Inter University Moot Court Competition organised by the Bar Council of India Trust at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in October, 1989.


Elevated as Judge of the Patna High Court on 20th June, 2011.

Date of Appointment : 6 February 2023

Date of Retirement : 10 May 2028


Justice Manoj Misra

Name : Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manoj Misra

Member Administrative Comm.

Date of Birth : 02/06/1965


Initial Joining : 21/11/2011


Joining at Allahabad : 21/11/2011

Graduated in Law from University of Allahabad in 1988.


Enrolled as an Advocate on Dec 12, 1988.


Practised in Civil, Revenue, Criminal and Constitutional sides at Allahabad High Court.


Elevated as Additional Judge on Nov 21, 2011.


Took oath as Permanent Judge on Aug 06, 2013.


E-mail Id : [email protected]

Date of Appointment in Supreme Court : 6 February 2023

Date of Retirement : 1 June 2030


Justice Rajesh Bindal

Time Period:05-Jan-2021 to Present


Justice Rajesh Bindal was born on 16th April, 1961 at Ambala City in the State of Haryana (India). He did LL.B. from Kurukshetra University in 1985 and joined profession in High Court of Punjab & Haryana in September 1985. He represented Chandigarh Administration before Central Administrative Tribunal for more than a decade till 2004. He represented Punjab & Haryana regions of Employees Provident Fund Organization before the High Court and Central Administrative Tribunal from 1992 till his elevation. He remained associated, on behalf of State of Haryana, in settlement of the dispute concerning Satluj Yamuna Water with State of Punjab before Hon’ble Eradi Tribunal and Hon’ble the Supreme Court. He represented Income-tax Department, Haryana region before the High Court. He was elevated as a Judge of High Court of Punjab & Haryana on March 22, 2006. He remained Chairman of the Committee constituted pursuant to Resolution No. 7 adopted in the Chief Justices’ Conference, 2016 for framing Draft Rules for Electronic Evidence and submitted his report to Hon’ble the Supreme Court in November 2018. Being Chairman of a multi-member Committee constituted by Ministry of Women and Child Development to study Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill, 2016, he submitted report accompanied by the recommendations and draft of the Protection of Children (Inter-Country Removal and Retention) Bill, 2018 to the Ministry in April 2018. ( During his tenure in Punjab and Haryana High Court, he disposed of around 80,000 cases. Before his transfer to High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, he was heading various Committees including Computer Committee, Arrears Committee. On transfer to High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, he took oath of office on 19th November, 2018. Before his transfer to High Court at Calcutta he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee, Building and Infrastructure Committee, Information Technology Committee, State Court Management Systems Committee in the High Court and also Chairman of J&K State Legal Service Authority. He was also the Chairman of the Committee constituted for conducting assessment for optimal use of technology by NALSA and the