Justice Pradeep Nandrajog
Justice Pradeep NandrajogJustice Pradeep Nandrajog was born on 24th February 1958. After graduating from Delhi University in the year 1978, he obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Delhi University in the year 1981 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1981. His practice of Law included Arbitration, Commercial, Service, Election, Land Revenue, Company and Miscellaneous Writ Matters. He was a Counsel for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for about 6 years and was the nominated Counsel for the Election Commission of the Government of NCT Delhi over about 2 years. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 20th December 2002 and became a Permanent Judge on 16th April 2004.
Elevated as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court w.e.f. 02.04.2017
Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed
Justice Badar Durrez AhmedBorn on 16th March, 1956 in Shillong (Meghalaya). Studied in St Edmund's College, Shillong, (1962-1966) and St Columba's High School, New Delhi (1966-1971). Passed the Indian School Certificate Examination in 1971-1972. Was selected for the National Science Talent Scholarship (1972). However, took up Economics (Hons) and graduated from St Stephen's College, Delhi University in 1975. Passed Tripos in Economics Examination from Trinity College, Cambridge University, U.K. in 1977 and obtained the B.A(Hons) and M.A. Degrees. Was Lecturer in Economics for B.A.(Hons) Second and Final Year students in St Stephen's College, Delhi (1977-1979). At the same time, was also studying for the LLB Degree which he received in 1980 from Delhi University. Enrolled as an Advocate on 5.9.1980 with the Bar Council of Delhi and started practice in the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. Initially joined the chamber of Shri Siddhartha Shanker Ray, Bar-at-Law (Senior Advocate) for about three years. Thereafter, practiced law independently. In 1986 he set up a law firm under the name of “Lawyers Associated”. Was partner in the firm till March, 2000. Thereafter, practiced in the Supreme Court and other High Courts as counsel and also advised on various aspects of law relating to finance, companies, properties, banking, contracts and other areas of commercial and civil law. Also has a keen interest in Personal Laws including Muslim Personal Law and has written several articles in this connection. Has contributed the section on “Deeds and other instruments” for Halsbury's Law of India. He is keenly interested in computers and knows several computer programming languages including Assembly, C Basic, Visual Basic and dialects of Dbase (including Clipper) and has written two stand-alone accounting software packages for lawyers: ACT-C and ACT-S. Till his elevation as an additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 20th December, 2002, he was also the Secretary of Ghalib Institute, New Delhi. He is a keen sportsman and played Cricket and Football for the school. Was member of the St Stephen's College Tennis Team and played Tennis and Squash for Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K.
Appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 10.06.2013 to 02.09.2013.
Appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 17.02.2014 to 20.4.2014.
Elevated as the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court w.e.f. 01.04.2017.
Justice Sunita Gupta
Justice Sunita Gupta• Born on 14th December, 1954 at Kolkata, West Bengal.
• Did Higher Secondary from West Bengal Board of Secondary Education in First Division in the year 1970; B.A(Hons.) Philosophy from Miranda House, University of Delhi in 1973; Post Graduation in Philosophy, University of Delhi in 1975.
• Did LL.B from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 1978 and secured first position.
Was awarded Hiralal Daga Memorial Gold Medal for securing first position. Was also awarded University Law Union Prize and Certificate of Merit for securing first position.
• LL.M from Kurukshetra University in 2002.
• Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in 1978 and practised at District Courts of Delhi before joining Delhi Judicial Service in the year 1980.
• Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate, Civil Judge, Additional Rent Controller, Mahila Court and ACMM before being promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service in November, 1996.
• Presided over as Additional District Judge, Addl. Sessions Judge, Matrimonial Court, Special Judge (NDPS), Appellate Tribunal MCD before being appointed as District Judge–cum-Additional Sessions Judge In-Charge, North-East District, Karkardooma Court in 2008.
• Appointed as District & Sessions Judge/ Rent Control Tribunal, Delhi on 17th October, 2011.
• Trained and worked as Mediator.
• Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on 17th April, 2013 and as Permanent Judge on 18.03.2015.
• Retired on 13.12.2016.
Justice Manmohan Singh
Justice Manmohan SinghJustice Manmohan Singh, B.A. L.L.B. - Enrolled as an Advocate on 12th August, 1980 with Bar Council of Delhi and started practice as an Advocate in Delhi High Court. Initially joined Shri Anoop Singh, Advocate practicing mostly on the original side in Trade Mark, Copy Right and Patent matters for about 9 years. After the death of Senior in 1990 he started practice on the original side dealing with Civil, Trade Mark and Copy Righ cases independently in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India. Has attended national and international seminars and presented a number of papers therein on intellectual property side. Appointed as an Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on 11th April, 2008. Retired on 21.09.2016.
Justice Sudershan Kumar Misra
Justice Sudershan Kumar MisraJustice Sudershan Kumar Misra, B.A.(Hon.) History, Delhi University, LL.B from Faculty of Law, Delhi University - Born on 7th September 1954. Educated at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi and Hindu College, Delhi. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi on 19th October 1978. Was part-time Lecturer in Law at Law Centre-I and Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi; Central Government Standing Counsel at the Delhi High Court from December 1985 to December 1989. Designated as Sr. Advocate in 1994. Was on the “Group A” panel of Sr. Advocates for the Central Government in the Supreme Court of India and on the panel of Sr. Advocates for the Central Government at the Delhi High Court, besides being engaged as a special counsel by various departments/ agencies from time to time, such as UPSC, NEIPA, DVB, CBSE, MCD, etc. Practised at the Delhi High Court, Supreme Court of India, MRTP Commission, DRT, CAT, and other Tribunals. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 4th July 2007 and as a permanent Judge on 07.11.2008. Retired on 06.09.2016.
Justice V. K. Shali
Justice V. K. ShaliBorn in Delhi on 15th June 1954. Passed LL.B & LL.M in First Class in 1976 & 1981 respectively from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. Did Diploma in Administrative Law from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Did Post-Graduate Diploma in Constitutional Law and & Parliamentary Studies as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Parliamentary institutions and Procedure with distinction from Institute of Constitutional Law & Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi.
Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of Delhi on 29th September, 1976 and practiced Law in District Courts & the High Court of Delhi.
Stood first in Delhi Judicial Services Examination in 1979. Attended 29th Certificate Course in Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, New Delhi on the recommendations of the High Court of Delhi. Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate , Civil Judge, Additional Rent Controller, Dy. Registrar, Joint Registrar (CC) in CAT till March 1991. Resigned in March 1991 & started practice in High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of India. Taught Law as Part–time Lecturer in Law Centre II, University of Delhi from September, 1991 to May 1994. Was appointed as a Part-time Reporter by High Court for its ILR Delhi Series for a period of three years.
Was Standing Counsel for Union of India from 1992-1995 and dealt with varied matters like Writs, Suits, Cofeposa, FERA, Customs Excise etc. Was Standing Counsel for Northern Railways from 1993-96, Standing Counsel (Civil) for Govt. of NCT of Delhi from July 1999 to December, 2004, standing counsel, Delhi Vidyut Board for three years. Represented Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, NIUA, NFL MCD, DDA, MSTC, HVOC, DMRC in High Court of Delhi in various matters. Elevated as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11th April, 2008 and as Permanent Judge on 3rd March, 2010. Retired on 14.06.2016.
Justice V.P. Vaish
Justice V.P. VaishJustice Ved Prakash Vaish was born on 27th June, 1959 and finished his schooling from Delhi in 1975. After graduating from Delhi University, he obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Law in the year 1984 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1984 and started practice on the civil side in District Courts and Delhi High Court. After practicing for about 13 years decided to join Judicial Service and got selected in Delhi Higher Judicial Service in 1997 in which he secured second rank. As an Additional District Judge had been doing civil cases. He was posted as Additional Sessions Judge (NDPS) in the years 2000-2003 and as a Special Judge (CBI) in the year 2006 where he dealt with the cases under The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Then he was posted as Registrar (Vigilance), High Court of Delhi in the year 2006. He served as District Judge-II cum ASJ (Incharge), North District in 2009 and dealt with the matters pertaining to Probate cases under Indian Succession Act, The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971, Mental Health Act, as well as appeals under Delhi Rent Control Act. Again he was appointed as Registrar (Vigilance), High Court of Delhi w.e.f. 01.05.2010 and then was also appointed as Registrar General, High Court of Delhi in November 2010 and worked as such till his elevation. Elevated as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 17.04.2013. Transferred to High Court of Meghalaya w.e.f. 23.05.2016.
Justice Kailash Gambhir
Justice Kailash GambhirShri Kailash Gambhir was born on 7th September, 1953 into a middle-class family originally from Rawalpindi, and grew up in Delhi's walled city.
Following graduation from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University he decided to choose Law for his career. On completing LLB from the Law Centre II, University of Delhi, he joined the Bar in August, 1979. With a commitment towards the legal profession and a vision to uphold the dignity of the legal fraternity, the Bench and the litigants, Shri Gambhir took active part in the Bar activities. In total devotion and with a sense of selflessness, he got elected as Additional Secretary, Honorary Secretary for various terms and eventually became the youngest President of the Bar Association.
Under his leadership, the Bar Association was given a new thrust, with academic and intellectual pursuits being promoted in the form of symposia and seminars. The Centenary celebrations during his tenure became a landmark in the history of the Delhi Bar Association. The unprecedented success of the celebrations, made him popularly known as the “Centenary Secretary”.
Although being a Bar activist he remained fully devoted to the profession and in recognition he was nominated as Sr. Govt. Counsel, Union of India (1995-1998), State Counsel for State of Goa & UP, Standing Counsel for Ministry of Railways and various banks and Public Sector Undertakings.
In the year 2000, he was appointed Addl. Standing Counsel for Govt. of NCT of Delhi in the Delhi High Court. In June, 2004, he was nominated Standing Counsel for the Govt. of India, Delhi High Court and handled important cases.
Apart from the legal arena, Shri Gambhir has shown keen interest in social and academic activities, which got him elected as Member to the highest Governing Council of University of Delhi, the University Court for successive three terms (1995-2010). He was also elected to the Executive Council of University of Delhi, the highest policy-making body, for the period October, 1998 – October, 2001.
Shri Gambhir also held the coveted post of Director in the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation – the apex State Corporation of UP, for about seven years.
Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi with effect from 29th May, 2006 and confirmed w.e.f 29.08.07. Retired on 06.09.2015.
Justice G.P. Mittal
Justice G.P. MittalGold Medallist in LLB, from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Practised for about a year before joining Delhi Judicial Services on 20th May, 1977. Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate, Additional Rent Controller, Presiding Officer of Labour Court and Senior Civil Judge. Promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service in the year 1996 and worked as Additional Sessions Judge, Additional District Judge, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal, Special Judge(CBI). Worked as Judge in charge of Delhi Mediation Centre at Tis Hazari Courts and imparted training in Mediation to the First Batch of Judicial Officers in the District Courts. Was appointed as Principal Secretary(Law & Justice), Government of NCT of Delhi in January, 2008. Appointed as District & Sessions Judge, Delhi/Rent Control Tribunal, Delhi in May, 2009. Appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 29th October, 2010 and demitted office on the afternoon of 08th July, 2015.