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.
Justice N.V. Ramana
Justice N.V. RamanaN.V. Ramana, B.Sc., B.L., was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram village, Krishna District. He enrolled as an Advocate on February 10, 1983. He has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Courts of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Service and Election matters. He has specialized in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws. He has also functioned as Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations. He has functioned as Additional Standing Counsel for Central Government and Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad. He has also functioned as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013.
He had participated in several National and International Conferences held in India and abroad and submitted papers on various topics of legal importance.
Elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 02.09.2013.
Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 17.02.2014.
Justice M.L. Mehta
Justice M.L. MehtaDid B.Sc. from Punjab University, M.A., LL.B. from Delhi University, LL.M. from Kurukshetra University. Practised for over a year before joining Delhi Judicial Service on 20th May, 1977. Worked on different positions such as Metropolitan Magistrate, Addl. Rent Controller, Commercial Civil Judge, Joint Registrar, Delhi High Court. Promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service in 1996 and worked on different positions like Additional Sessions Judge, Additional District Judge, Special Judge(TADA), Special Judge(CBI). Presiding Officer, Labour Court and Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, etc. Established Delhi Mediation Centre at Karkardooma Court Complex and worked there as Full time Judge In-charge and Coordinator. As designated Trainer, imparted training in mediation to the Lawyers and Judges in Delhi and in different parts of the country. Became District Judge-II in 2008. Worked as Principal Secretary(Law, Justice & Legislative Affairs), Govt. of NCT of Delhi from June, 2009 uptil 2nd December, 2010. Elevated to the Bench of Delhi High Court on 3rd December, 2010. Retired on 30.12.2013.
Justice D. Murugesan
Justice D. MurugesanBorn on 10.6.1951. Enrolled as a Member of the Bar on 27.8.1975. Worked as a Legal Advisor to the University of Madras from 1984-1987 and Corporation of Chennai from 1992 to June 1996. Appointed as Special Government Pleader for Education during 1994 - 96 and Special Government Pleader- Writs from October 1997 and appointed as Government Pleader on 8.12.1998. Appointed as Judge, Madras High Court on 2.3.2000 and as Permanent Judge on 13.06.2001. Elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 26.09.2012.
Retired on 10.06.2013.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Justice Sanjay Kishan KaulBorn on December 26, 1958. Studied in Modern School, New Delhi till 1976 and Graduated in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University in 1979. Obtained LL.B. Degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 1982.
Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi on July 15, 1982. Practised in Delhi High Court mainly in Commercial, Civil, Writ, Original and Companies jurisdictions of the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India. The cases also involved appearances before MRTP Commission, Company Law Board, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Arbitrators apart from the other nature of litigation including Constitutional, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Customs and Excise, MRTP, Real Estate, Administrative, Co-operative, Commercial, Service, Telecommunication, Anti-Dumping Laws, etc.
Remained Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India from 1987 to 1999 and designated as Senior Advocate in December, 1999. Appointed Senior Counsel for the Delhi High Court and for the Delhi University, Senior Panel of Union of India and Additional Senior Standing Counsel for DDA. Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi on May 03, 2001 and was appointed as a permanent Judge on May 02, 2003.
Was Treasurer of Delhi High Court Bar Association from 1985 to 1988. Is Senior Vice-President, INSOL India.
Has been invitee to a number of national and international seminars and workshops as Chairman or Member of Sessions and presented a number of papers with articles published in various Journals.
In the capacity as a Judge have sat over most jurisdictions and contributed to development of law through various pronouncements.
Member of various prestigious institutions and clubs like India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Indian Law Institute, Delhi Golf Club, Delhi Gymkhana Club, Roshanara Club, etc.
The other interests apart from law extend to theatre, music, golf and reading including subjects unrelated to law.
Elevated as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 23.09.2012 to 25.09.2012.
Elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 01.06.2013.
Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri
Justice Arjan Kumar SikriBorn on 7th March,1954. Had excellent academic record. Stood Third in the merit list in Higher Secondary from CBSE, Delhi. Did his B.Com(Hons.) from Shriram College, Delhi University in the year 1974 and LL.B from Law Faculty in University of Delhi in the year 1977. Awarded Gold Medal for attaining first position in LL.B in Delhi University. Awarded special prize for getting highest marks in Constitutional Law I & II. - Had distinction of securing first position in all six semesters of LL.B and getting all possible prizes and medals of Delhi University for LL.B course. Did his LL.M from Delhi University and got first position in three years course. Won medals and prizes in various extra curricular activities. Was president of Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in the year 1976-77. Was Member of Academic Council of Delhi University in the year 1976-77 and various committees of Delhi University. Enrolled as an Advocate in July, 1977 with Bar Council of Delhi and started practicing in Delhi. Conducted cases of all types with specialization in Constitutional cases, Labour - Service Matters and Arbitration matters. Was counsel for numerous Public Sector Undertakings, Educational Institutions, Banks & Financial Institutions and various Private Sector Corporations. Was also part-time lecturer in Campus Law Centre, Delhi University (1984-89). Was Vice-President, Delhi High Court Bar Association during 1994-95. Was member of the Governing Body of various colleges from time to time. Designated as Senior Advocate by Delhi High Court on 30th September,1997.
Appointed as Judge of High Court of Delhi w.e.f 7th July,1999. As a Judge, dealt with all kinds of jurisdictions and given many landmark judgments. Has attended/chaired various national and international seminars and workshops & presented number of papers therein. Many articles are published in various magazines.
Was chosen as one of the 50 most influential persons in Intellectual Property in the world in the survey conducted by Managing Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) for the year 2007.
He holds the following positions :-
* Member of General Body as well as Academic Council of National Judicial Academy.
* Chancellor of the National Law University of Delhi.
* Patron-in-Cheif of the Delhi Judicial Academy.
* Appointed as Member of the committee on Restatement of Law by the Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India.
* Patron-in-Chief and Executive Chairman of the Delhi Legal Services Authority.
* Member of the Editorial Committee of Nyay Deep, the official journal of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
* Secretary, International Law Association (Indian Branch),
* Member of the Governing Council of the Indian Law Institute; and
* Member of prestigious institutions and clubs like India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Delhi Golf Club and Delhi Gymkhana Club.
* Elevated as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 10.10.2011.
* Elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 23.09.2012.
Justice Anil Kumar
Justice Anil KumarBorn on 12th July, 1950. He did his M.Sc. in Physical Sciences (Quantum Mechanics) and LL.B. from the University of Delhi. He also did Advance Diploma in French from University of Delhi.
He was enrolled as a member of Bar Council of Delhi in 1974 and started law practice in the same year. He was a Legal Advisor to Central Board of Secondary Education, National Institute of Open Schooling and National Institute of Education, Planning and Administration in Delhi High Court. He was on the panel of senior lawyers for the State of U.P. in Supreme Court of India. He was also a counsel for Airport Authority of India, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and for a number of private individuals and private companies in Delhi High Court.
He was appointed as an additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 16th July, 2004 and a permanent Judge on 20th February 2006. Retired on 11.07.2012.