Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw
Justice Rajiv Sahai EndlawBorn on 13th August, 1959 at Delhi. Studied at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi and passed the CBSE Examination in 1976 and joined Hans Raj College, Delhi University. Thereafter, did LLB from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in July, 1982. Initially joined a solicitor's firm for 3 years and thereafter practiced law in the Delhi High Court and the subordinate courts mainly on the original side in the fields of real estate, family, civil and arbitration laws.
Justice J. R. Midha
Justice J. R. MidhaJustice J.R. Midha was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11th April, 2008 and permanent Judge of that Court on 6th July, 2011.
Before elevation, Justice Midha had been practicing before the Delhi High Court, Supreme Court, and other Courts/Forums including MRTP Commission, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, etc. Justice Midha was the Standing Counsel (Civil) of Govt. of NCT of Delhi before the High Court of Delhi from 2006 to March 2008.
From 1989 to 1992, Justice Midha was also teaching at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. He taught various subjects including Code of Civil Procedure, Indian Evidence Act, Transfer of Property Act, Delhi Rent Control Act, Limitation Act, Arbitration Act, Motor Vehicles Act, Court Fees Act, Suit Valuation Act, Indian Registration Act and Indian Stamp Act. Justice Midha also compiled the synopsis and case material on the subjects of "Pleading and Conveyancing" and "Motor Accident Compensation" for the Campus Law Centre. While teaching, Justice Midha organized a Lok Adalat on Motor Accident Compensation in Campus Law Centre in 1991 in which the compensation was computed by the Law students under his guidance and the computation was given to the Lok Adalat Judges in advance to ensure that the claimants get fair and uniform compensation.
As a Judge, Justice J.R. Midha has actively initiated judicial reforms to speed up the payment of due compensation to the victims of the road accidents. He has been successful in his efforts to a great extent. The Claims Tribunal Agreed Procedure formulated at his initiative with the consent of all the Insurance Companies and Delhi Police provides that the police shall complete the investigation of a criminal case, collect the entire evidence relating to computation of compensation and file a Detailed Accident Report (DAR) with the Claims Tribunal within 30 days with a copy to the Insurance Company whereupon the Insurance Company shall compute the compensation and offer the same to the claimant within 30 days thereafter. If the amount offered by the Insurance Company is fair and reasonable, the Claims Tribunal shall pass a consent award and the compensation is paid within 30 days. However, if the amount offered by the Insurance Company is not fair, the Tribunal shall pass an award within 30 days thereafter meaning thereby that the claimants get the compensation within 90 to 120 days. From April, 2010 to July 2012, a total number of 21,830 claims were filed before Motor Accident Claim Tribunals in Delhi out of which, compensation has been awarded to the claimants in terms of the Claims Tribunal Agreed Procedure in 10,762 cases.
Justice Midha has written books on Motor Accident Claims Compensation and Amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher
Justice Rajiv ShakdherRajiv Shakdher, B.Com.(Hons.), C.A., LL.B.- Born on 19th October, 1962. Studied in St.Columba's School, Delhi. Graduated in B.Com. (Hons.) from Delhi University in 1984. Obtained LL.B. degree from Law Faculty, University of Delhi in 1987. Enrolled as an Advocate on 19th November, 1987. Completed Chartered Accountancy from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1987. Admitted as an Associate Member with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 29th January, 1988. Pursued Advanced Course of Law at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies from University of London in 1994. Was designated as Senior Advocate on 8th December, 2005.
Practiced in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and other High Courts of India, Tax Tribunals, DRT, BIFR, AAIFR, MRTP and Company Law Board. Has vast experience in civil litigation, constitutional law, with special emphasis on commercial litigation, corporate and taxation laws.
Was appointed as a counsel for the Union of India on 13th March, 1995 by the Government of India with respect to its cases in the High Court of Delhi. Appointed on the Senior Panel of the Union of India in the Delhi High Court on 20th July, 2004 till 20th July, 2007. Appointed in 2005 to the Union of India Panel in the Supreme Court of India. Appointed as a counsel by the office of Comptroller and Auditor General to defend IA &AD matters before CAT from 1st August, 2002 to 31st July, 2003. Appointed as a Senior Standing Counsel by office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India, to defend IA & AD cases before Delhi High Court with effect from 1st August, 2006. Appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11.04.2008 and became permanent Judge on 17.10.2011. Transferred to Madras High Court w.e.f. 11.04.2016.
Transferred to Delhi High Court w.e.f. 15.01.2018.
Justice Sunil Gaur
Justice Sunil GaurBorn on August 23, 1957. A first Divisioner post-graduate, had began his career in legal profession at Punjab and Haryana High Court in the year 1984 and in the year 1995 joined Delhi Higher Judicial Service. During his tenure in Delhi Higher Judicial Service handled civil and criminal cases including sensational Shivani Bhatnagar murder trial and had been Judge-incharge of Delhi Mediation Centre, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi, and was Judge-Incharge, Karkardooma Courts, Delhi. On April 11, 2008, he has been entrusted with higher responsibility upon being elevated as a Judge of Delhi High Court.
Justice Valmiki J Mehta
Justice Valmiki J MehtaBorn on 6th June, 1959 at Mumbai. Educated in Vishakhapatnam and Delhi. Finished schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Vishakhapatnam. Thereafter completed graduation in B.Com(H) from Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University & LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. Enrolled with Delhi Bar Council in 1982.
Started law practice in 1982. Practised in Delhi High Court, District Courts and various Tribunals in Civil Matters. Designated as a Senior Advocate on 22.9.2001 at the age of 42 years.
Assumed office as Additional Judge, Delhi High Court on 15th April, 2009.
Justice A.K. Pathak
Justice A.K. PathakJustice A.K.Pathak, B.Sc., L.L.B.- Born on 11th July, 1957- Enrolled in the year 1980 with the Bar Council of Delhi. Practised in Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, MRTP Commission and other Forums between 1980 to 1995. He was on the panel of Delhi Electricity Supply Undertakings and Government of NCT, Delhi, for handling their cases in Delhi High Court, during 1994-1995. He joined Delhi Higher Judicial Service on 9th March, 1995. He worked as Presiding Officer, Debts Recovery Tribunal-I, Delhi from April, 2000 to January, 2001- Also worked as Presiding Officer, Employees Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal from November, 2004 till November, 2005. Worked as Registrar General of this Court from 28th February, 2006 to 6th January, 2007. Appointed as Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 14th May, 2009.
Justice Mukta Gupta
Justice Mukta GuptaBorn on 28th June, 1961, did her schooling from Montfort School. After completing graduation in (B.Sc. Zoology Hons.) from Hindu College, Delhi University in 1980, did LL.B from Campus Law Centre in 1983. Was enrolled with the Delhi Bar Council as an advocate in the year 1984. Practicing as a lawyer, has conducted cases on civil, criminal, constitutional and service laws. Was appointed Additional Public Prosecutor in Delhi High Court in January, 1993. Was appointed as the Standing counsel (Crl) for the Govt. of NCT of Delhi in Delhi High Court in August 2001. Has conducted many criminal cases including Parliament and Red Fort shootout cases, Jessica Lal murder case, Naina Sahni murder case, Nitish Katara murder case in the High Court and Supreme Court. Had been counsel for All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Had been Special Counsel for CBI in the cases like Naval war room leak case, Priyadarshini Matoo murder case, Madhumita Sharma murder case. Was also a member of Delhi Legal Services Authority. Had been associated with issues and programmes for rehabilitation of destitute women, juveniles and prisoners.
Was elevated to Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge on 23rd October 2009.
Justice Pratibha Rani
Justice Pratibha RaniBorn on 25th August, 1956. Graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University in 1975. Obtained LL.B. Degree from Law Faculty, University of Delhi in 1978. Joined Delhi Judicial Service in 1979. Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate, Civil Judge, Presiding Officer of the Labour Court before being promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service in July, 1996. Worked as Special Judge (NDPS), Additional District & Sessions Judge, Special Judge (CBI) and District Judge (West). Became District & Sessions Judge on 1st March, 2011. Elevated to the Bench of High Court of Delhi as an Additional Judge on 17th October, 2011.
Justice S.P. Garg
Justice S.P. GargBorn on 15th June, 1956 at Maur, Distt. Bathinda, Punjab. Did matriculation from S.S.D High School, Maur in first class. Did B.Com from Rajindera Government College, Bathinda, Punjab in the year 1976; stood First and won National Scholarship. Graduated in Law (LL.B.) from Panjab University, Chandigarh in the year 1979 and won Kartar Singh Chadha Gold Medal for standing first. Won various prizes in curricular and extracurricular events. Got Diploma in Gandhian Philosophy from Panjab University, Chandigarh and stood second. Did LL.M. from Kurukshetra University in 2001.
Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana in 1979 and joined the chamber of esteemed uncle Sh.P.C.Aggarwal, Advocate, expert in Civil Law and, practiced in District Courts at Bathinda for about nine months.
Joined Delhi Judicial Service in the year 1980 securing first rank. Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate, Civil Judge, Rent Controller, and ACMM before being promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service in November, 1996. Presided over Special Court for trial of murder cases, Matrimonial Court, Special Judge (CBI), Special Judge (NIA). Got training as Mediator. Appointed DJ–IV-cum-Addl. Sessions Judge, Incharge, Distt. New Delhi, from May, 2008 to December, 2010. Appointed as Principal Secretary (Law, Justice & Legislative Affairs), Govt. of NCT of Delhi in December, 2010.
Elevated to the Bench of High Court of Delhi as an Additional Judge on 17.10.2011.