Justice Suresh Kait
Justice Suresh KaitJustice Suresh Kait was born on May 24, 1963 at Village Kakaut, Distt. Kaithal, Haryana, India. Graduated in Humanity from University College Kurukshetra. During graduation, he was selected as Unit Leader in National Service Scheme (NSS) and was awarded University Merit Certificate. Post-Graduated in Political Science from Kurukshetra University. During Post-Graduation, he was elected as Joint Secretary of Students’ Union, Kurukshetra University. He obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and was enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1989. Justice Kait is first in the family who became the Advocate. He had been the Panel Lawyer/Senior Counsel for U.P.S.C. and Railways. He was appointed as Standing Counsel for Central Government in the year 2004 and continued till his elevation. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 5th September, 2008; and became a Permanent Judge on 12.04.2013. Transferred to High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh w.e.f. 12.04.2016.
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.
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.
Justice Reva Khetrapal
Justice Reva KhetrapalBorn on 23-09-1952 at Shimla (H.P.). Did schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi. Graduated from Miranda House in History (Hons.). Awarded gold medal and best student certificate from the Law Faculty, University of Delhi. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1975.
Practised in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India from the year 1975 to 1991 as a corporate lawyer and for a number of years as a counsel for Delhi Administration and dealt with a large number of constitutional, civil and criminal matters.
Appointed Additional District & Sessions Judge in the year 1991 and was posted as Special Judge (Narcotics) in the year 1994. Appointed as Secretary, Press Council of India in the year 1999. Participated in several national and international conferences relating to the Media and the Law, and worked as Executive Member of World Association of Press Councils.
Elevated to the Bench of Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge on 28-2-2006. Retired on 22.09.2014.
Justice P. K. Bhasin
Justice P. K. BhasinBorn in a small village called Shahbad Markanda (Kurukshetra District) in 1952. Did earlier part of schooling in Chandigarh from DAV school and later on passed out Higher Secondary from DAV School, Patel Nagar, New Delhi. Thereafter did graduation from Delhi University. Getting inspiration from father who started his career as a soldier in Indian Army before partition and then joined erstwhile Burmah-Shell as a Clerk and with the passage of time rose to the level of Law Manager there decided to join legal profession. Then did L.L.B. from Delhi University (Main Campus) and immediately after clearing the Law Course in 1974, got enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi and started practice on the Civil side in District Courts and Delhi High Court. After practicing for about 17 years decided to join Judicial Service and got selected in Delhi Higher Judicial Service in 1991. As an Additional District & Sessions Judge had been doing Civil cases and for some years had also presided over Industrial Tribunal. From April, 2002 till August, 2005 had been dealing with cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act investigated by CBI and Anti Corruption Branch of Delhi Government. From September, 2005 to 27-02-2006 had been presiding over Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal. Became District & Sessions Judge, Delhi w.e.f. 28-02-2006. Elevated to Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge on 5-4-2006.
Retired on 19.07.2014.
Justice Veena Birbal
Justice Veena BirbalBorn on 01st July, 1952 at Delhi.
*Father Shri Hari Chand Mehta was a practising lawyer in High Court
*Did B.Sc from Miranda House College, Delhi University in 1973.
*Did LL.B from Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 1977.
*Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1978.
*Practised in Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and District Courts Delhi from 1978 to 1992.
*Appointed as Additional District & Sessions Judge in December, 1992 and dealt with Matrimonial cases and Sessions Trials.
*Sent by Delhi High Court on Deputation to Govt. of NCT of Delhi as Secretary (Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs) and worked there from 2003 to 2006.
*Worked as Judge Incharge, Karkardooma Courts from August, 2006 to 28th February, 2007.
*Became District & Sessions Judge, Delhi on 01st March, 2007.
*Elevated as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 31.08.2007.
Retired on 30.06.2014.
Justice V.K. Jain
Justice V.K. JainLL.B. and LL.M. (1st Division) from Delhi University. Joined Delhi Judicial Service on 20.05.1977, securing first rank. Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate, Civil Judge and Additional Rent Controller. Appointed in Higher Judicial Service on 6.1.1996, and worked as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Designated Judge under TADA (P) Act, 1987 and Special Judge (CBI). Also worked as Secretary General, Supreme Court of India from 1.11.2005 to 13.5.2009. Appointed as a Judge of Delhi High Court on 14.5.2009.
Retired on 14.05.2014.
Justice R.V. Easwar
Justice R.V. EaswarDate of birth: 29th April, 1952.
B.Com from Madurai University (1971)
LL.B. from Bangalore University (1974)
LL.M. from Mumbai University (2000-Human Rights &Environmental Law)
A.C.A. (Chartered Accountancy) (1979)
Enrolment at the Bar, High Court of Madras: 1975- Joined the chambers of (late) Mr.K.Srinivasan,Sr.Advocate. Practised in revenue laws, taxation (direct and indirect),foreign exchange laws,Company cases, matrimonial cases etc. before Tribunal and High Courts.
Joined the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Ministry of Law & Justice in 1991 and posted in Calcutta(1991-1997), Mumbai(1997-2004), Delhi (2004-2008), Bangalore (2008-2009), Ahmedabad (till November 2009) and again at Mumbai till elevation to Delhi High Court on 17th October, 2011.
Promoted as Vice President in January 2005, as Senior Vice-President in November 2009 and as President of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal with effect from 4th June, 2010.
Retired on 28.04.2014.