Justice Najmi Waziri
Justice Najmi WaziriPassed the Indian School Certificate Examination from Boys’ High School, Allahabad. Graduated in B.A. Philosophy (Hons.) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1983. Completed LL.B. from Campus Law Center, Delhi University (1983-86) and LL.M. from Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium (1994-95).
Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1987. Practiced before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi, other High Courts and various tribunals and quasi judicial fora.
Appointed: Standing Counsel (Civil), Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi; Central Government Pleader in the Delhi High Court; Standing Counsel, Delhi Wakf Board; and Standing Counsel, Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi on 17th April, 2013.
Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva
Justice Sanjeev SachdevaBorn on 26th December, 1964 at Delhi.
Did his under graduation from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi in commerce in 1982.
Did his graduation In Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Course) in 1985 from SRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, Delhi University.
Obtained the Bachelor of Laws degree in 1988 from CAMPUS LAW CENTRE, University of Delhi.
Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi on 01st August, 1988.
Attended the Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course in 1992 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London and worked with Solicitors and Barristers in England as part of the said course.
Qualified as an Advocate On Record of the Supreme Court of India in June 1995
Trained as a lead trainer, to impart training to Advocates in Advocacy skills involving Examination and Cross examination of Witnesses and also arguing of cases, by the Indo – British Advocacy Skills project. Trained various advocates of Delhi High Court, High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi, High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad, High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh and High Court of Manipur at Imphal in Advocacy skills.
Did the Personal Computing with Basic Course in 1986 and the Computer Software Applications Course in 1986-87 from the National Institute of Information Technology (N.I.I.T.).
• Signed the Delhi Public School Honour Book for proficiency in academic subjects in the year 1985.
• Awarded the National prize for the year 1985-86 by the Directorate of Education, Delhi.
• Awarded the Best Student Award for the Course of Personal Computing with Basic and awarded scholarship for the Computer Software Application course by the N.I.I.T. in 1986.
• Merit lister of the University of Delhi on the basis of the results of LL.B. Examinations in April, 1988.
• Awarded the British Council Scholarship to be one of the five young lawyers to represent India at the Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course 1992 at the University of London.
• Awarded the second prize in the Advocates on record examination of the Supreme Court of India conducted in June 1995
Enrolled as an advocate on August 1, 1988 with the Bar Council of Delhi and practised in the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi and the District Courts of Delhi.
Enrolled as an Advocate on record of the Supreme Court of India in 1995.
Was the Standing Counsel for the Bar Council of India for the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court for over 20 years also appointed as a Senior Panel Lawyer for the Union of India and represented the Union of India in various matters for over 10 years.
Designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Delhi in July, 2011.
Elevated as an additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi with effect from 17th April, 2013 and as Permanent Judge on 18th March, 2015 (F/N).
Justice Vibhu Bakhru
Justice Vibhu Bakhru* Justice Vibhu Bakhru was born in Nagpur in 1966.
* He did his schooling from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi.
* After completing his schooling he enrolled as a student with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and commenced his articles with Thakur Vadiyanathaiyan & Company on 21.03.1985.
* He graduated from Delhi University in 1987, after completing the course of B.Com (Hon). He cleared his final examination from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India of Chartered Accountant in 1989.
* He received his LLB degree in 1990 and enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in September, 1990.
* Practiced in High Court of Delhi, Company Law Board and various other Tribunals.
* Designated as Senior Advocate by High Court of Delhi on 28th July, 2011.
* Was appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on April 17, 2013.
Justice V. Kameswar Rao
Justice V. Kameswar RaoBorn on 7th August, 1965. Did his BA (Hons.) Geography and LL.B from Delhi University in the years 1987 and 1990 respectively. Awarded Certificate of Merit for standing second in College in the year 1985-86. Enrolled as an Advocate in March, 1991 with Bar Council of Delhi. Practiced in the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, Central Administrative Tribunal (Principal Bench), New Delhi. Also appeared in other High Courts like at Madras High Court, Port Blair (Circuit Bench of Calcutta High Court). Conducted cases relating to Service Law, Labour Law, Arbitration, Constitution and Administrative Law. Represented various Public Sector Undertakings, Banks & Autonomous Bodies. Was Member Executive of the Central Administrative Tribunal Bar Association (Principal Bench), New Delhi. Designated as Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court in January, 2010.
Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on 17th April, 2013 and as Permanent Judge on 18th March, 2015 (F/N).
Justice P.S. Teji
Justice P.S. TejiJustice P.S. Teji born on 14th August 1956 in Punjab State, did graduation from Faridkot, Post Graduation from Punjab University, Chandigarh and LLB (First Division) from Punjab University, Chandigarh. In the year 1983, started career as Advocate in Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, represented Union of India in Civil, Criminal, Land Acquisition and Service Matter, represented Chandigarh Administration to conduct criminal cases, appointed as Assistant Advocate General, Punjab from February, 1991 to July, 1993 and conducted Constitutional Law, Civil, Criminal and Service Law matters.
In 1995, joined Delhi Higher Judicial Service. He presided over as Additional District Judge, Additional Sessions Judge, Special Judge (NDPS), Essential Commodity Act, CBI Trial, Presiding Officer Industrial Tribunal, cases investigated by DRI and Customs.
In May 2009, was appointed as District Judge-cum-Special Judge, PC Act (CBI), became District & Sessions Judge (East) and contributed substantially in various projects at Karkardooma Courts Complex including Construction and Distribution of 480 Lawyers Chambers, Construction and Function of 1st Paperless E-Court of India, Model Lock-up, First Child Witness Court of India and First Vulnerable Witness Examination Court till elevation to High Court as an Additional Judge with effect from 15th December, 2014.
Justice I.S. Mehta
Justice I.S. MehtaJustice Inder Singh Mehta was born on 6th April, 1958 in Village Lippa, Tehsil Moorang, District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh in a Himalayan Buddhist family. He passed All India Higher Secondary Examination (CBSE) from Vishesh Kendriya Vidalaya, Janakpuri, Delhi in the year 1976. He believes in a disciplined life and had joined NCC and was awarded Certificate ‘C’ on 5th July, 1979 by the Director General, National Cadet Corps, Delhi. He graduated from Hans Raj College in the year 1978-79 and was awarded the Hans Raj College Colour in the year 1978-79. He pursued LL.B. at Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and graduated in the year 1982. Thereafter, he enrolled himself as an advocate in 1982 with the Bar Council of Delhi and started practicing in Himachal Pradesh. He was selected in Delhi Higher Judicial Services in 1995. He was posted in several District Courts of Delhi and later on he was posted as the first District Judge of South-West District Court, Dwarka, Delhi in 2008. Thereafter, he was posted as first District & Sessions Judge, of New Delhi District at Patiala House Courts, New Delhi till 14.12.2014 where he was handling various NIA cases and was nominated to participate in a seminar organized by Global Counter Terrorism Forum in 2014 at Hague, Netherlands on the Role of Judiciary in Handling Counter Terrorism and Other National Security Cases. Thereafter, he was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 15th December, 2014.
Justice R.K. Gauba
Justice R.K. GaubaJustice R.K. Gauba was born on 4th December 1957, in an Army family, and did his schooling at various stations, mainly from Kendriya Vidyalaya. Post his graduation from Osmania University, Hyderabad, he did his LL.B from Jabalpur University. He entered Madhya Pradesh Judicial Service on 24th November 1981. He was selected to and joined Delhi Judicial Service on 19th August 1983 and presided over the courts of Civil Judge, Metropolitan Magistrate and Rent Controller. He was promoted to the Delhi Higher Judicial Service on 20th November 1997 and served in many a jurisdiction, including as Special Judge for NDPS and anti-corruption cases as also municipal election disputes. He also exercised appellate jurisdiction under rent control law, Public Premises Act and against orders of MCD/DDA appellate tribunal. He was Chief Metropolitan Magistrate for Delhi during 1998-2000. He also presided over the MACT, Sessions Court, matrimonial cases. He was the Registrar Vigilance at Delhi High Court and Supreme Court during 2005-2010. He also served on deputation as Officer on Special Duty (Judicial) with the 1st Central Review Committee under POTA. He was elevated to High Court as an Additional Judge with effect from 15th December, 2014.
Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal
Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal
Born on 20th June, 1958 at Chandigarh, (India), Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal did her schooling and graduation from Chandigarh in the year 1978, obtained Law Degree (LL.B.) from Delhi University in the year 1981, did M. A. Public Administration from Panjab University in the year 1983, (L.L.M.) in the year 2004 and did her Ph.D. degree from Amity University, Noida in the year 2012.
Topper of her batch of 1984 Delhi Judicial Services (DJS), she joined Delhi Judicial Service (DJS) on 26.07.1985. She served as Sub-Judge (From 1985 to 1987), Metropolitan Magistrate and also Secretary of Legal Aid and Advise Committee (From 1987 to 1995), Competent Authority, Slums, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Joint Director/Mobilisation Committee Development (From 1995 to 1997) and was promoted as Addl. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in the year 1997 and exclusively dealt with Customs and FERA Act cases including the "‘Jain Hawala Case", "Match Fixing Case". She worked as Additional Sessions Judge in the year 2000 and dealt with "Lajpat Nagar Bomb Blast" case under Explosive Substances Act). She worked as Additional Sessions Judge-cum-Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (From 2000 to 2003) and being the only Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in the whole of Delhi, she looked after the entire administrative work pertaining to all Magistrates of Tis Hazari, Patiala House and Karkardooma courts and supervised functions of the entire Magistracy due to bifurcation of Delhi into five zones. During this tenure till 23rd June 2003, she was vested with the exclusive powers to deal with cases of Official Secrets Act. For the first time, Special Courts were organized in Tihar Jail and cases of undertrials languishing in Tihar Jail for long and involved in petty offences were dealt with. She worked as Secretary, Press Council of India (From 2003 to 2004) which is a statutory post established by Parliament under the Press Council Act, 1978. Thereafter, she worked as Member Secretary, Delhi Legal Services Authority (From 2004 to 2008) and on 08.03.2006, for the first time, Delhi Legal Services Authority launched Mobile Legal Services, on 10.03.2006, Summer and Winter Internship Programme for Law Interns of various Law Universities were started and also opened a 24 Hours Permanent Legal Services Clinic. She was posted as Additional District Judge (From 2008 to 2010) and Special Judge (Prevention of Corruption Act) (From 2010 to 2013) and dealt with “Cash for Vote Scam” case and a case against accused Dr. Ravi Inder Singh, IAS, Director, Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. She worked as District & Sessions Judge in the year 2013 and dealt with different cases of Public Premises Act, Essential Services Maintenance Act, Essential Commodities Act and RCT besides doing various administrative duties pertaining to Saket District. She remained Registrar General, High Court of Delhi from April, 2013 to December, 2014 and also worked as Registrar (Vigilance).
She was elevated to the Bench of High Court of Delhi as "Additional Judge" on 15th December, 2014 and became a Permanent Judge on 3rd June, 2016.
Being a Trained Mediator, number of lawyers at Raipur, Chandigarh, Udhampur, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar and Aurangabad as well as number of judicial officers in Sikkim Judicial Academy and West Bengal Judicial Academy were trained by her.
She was a member of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) implemented by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India with support from United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) which aimed to strengthen access to justice particularly for women, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and minorities.
She is a Member of Juvenile Justice Board and was nominated and attended a programme titled `Regional Consultation on Strengthening Restoration and Rehabilitation of Children under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children).
She is a Presiding Officer of The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (Islamic Research Foundation).
She was nominated and attended the “21st Annual Intensive Study Programme for Judicial Educators” held at Halifax, Canada; she also attended a "Comprehensive Mediation Training Programme titled “Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation” held in the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, U.S.A. and was also nominated to attend the “Regional Preparatory Workshop for Launch of a Global Judicial Integrity Network” held at Bangkok, Thailand.
She has authored the following books :
* “An Exhaustive Guide to the Slum Area (Improvement & Clearance) Act, 1956" and relevant Rules published in the year 1998 which was foreword by Hon’ble Justice R. C. Lahoti, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court. The second edition of the same was published in the year 2009 which was foreword by Hon’ble Mr. Justice T. S. Thakur, Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court.
* “Commentary on–The Legal Services Authorities Act” which was published in the year 2012 which was foreword by Hon’ble Mr. Justice T. S. Thakur, Judge, Supreme Court of India followed by its Hindi translation “Vidhik Sewa Pradhikaran Adhiniyam, 1987” published in the year 2016.
* `Woman Know Thyself’ containing different laws relating to Women in India which was published in 2016 and released by Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India.
Justice A.K. Chawla
Justice A.K. ChawlaJustice A.K. Chawla was born on 20th October, 1958 at Ambala, Haryana. Did schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya in 1975 and graduation in Science in the year 1978. Completed LL.B. in the year 1982 from Kurukshetra University. Was enrolled as an Advocate on 15th July, 1982 and practised in Delhi High Court and Delhi District Courts in Civil, Company and Labour cases. Since his appointment as Addl. District & Sessions Judge on 21st April, 1997, he has presided over various Civil and Criminal Courts. In June, 2003, he joined New Delhi Municipal Council as its Legal Advisor and on return in January, 2005, presided over Motor Accident Claim Tribunal. He is a trained Mediator under the aegis of Hon’ble MCPC of the Supreme Court of India and has been the Judge In-charge of Delhi Mediation Centre, Karkardooma Courts, Delhi, before being appointed Secretary General, Delhi High Court Arbitration Centre. He was appointed District Judge-II-cum-ASJ I/c (North), Tis Hazari Courts on 6th February, 2010 and then, from 11th March, 2011, was District Judge-III-cum-ASJ I/c (West), Tis Hazari Courts. Was appointed District & Sessions Judge (Hqs.), Delhi w.e.f. 17th April, 2013 before being elevated as Permanent Judge of Delhi High Court on 8th November, 2016.