Justice J. M. Malik
Justice J. M. MalikBorn on 18th July, 1946. Did graduation from Punjab University in 1968. Studied law at Punjab University and was enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana in 1968. Practised mainly at Kaithal for a period of four years. Thereafter joined Delhi Judicial Services in the year 1972. During this period worked as Magistrate, Sub-Judge, Rent Controller, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Customs etc. Promoted to Higher Judicial Services on 17th January 1989. Worked as Special Judge NDPS was the sole Member of Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal on deputation. Worked as Additional District Judge and dealt with the LAC and Civil Cases. Also worked as Sessions Judge, Designated Court of TADA, POTA, MOCCA. Before elevation to the High court as Additional Judge on 28th February 2006, was worked as Judge-in-Charge, Karkardooma Courts. Retired on 17th July, 2008.
Justice M K Sharma
Justice M K SharmaJustice Dr. Mukundakam Sharma, M.A., LL.B., Ph.D. - Born on 18.9.1946. Enrolled as and Advocate on 16.6.1970. Practised in the Gauhati High Court in Constitutional, Service, Civil and Taxation matter etc. Worked as Panel and Government Lawyer for the States of Assam and Manipur and also Railways. Was the Standing Counsel for State of Mizoram from 1981 to 1988 and Advocate General of the same State from 28.4.1988 to 7.2.1989. Was designated as Senior Advocate on 1.1.1988. Worked as Advocate General for State of Nagaland from April, 1992 to January 1994. Was a part-time Lecturer in Law in Gauhati University Law College from 1979 to 1992. Was associated with research work in Law Research Institute, Gauhati High Court and gave legal shape to the customary laws of the tribes of the North East. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court from 10.1.1994. Transferred to Patna High Court and joined on 14.2.1994. Transferred to Delhi High Court on 12.12.1994. Elevated as Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 28-11-2006. Elevated as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 04-12-2006.
By virtue of being the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court is discharging the function of Chancellor of National Law School of Delhi University. Participated in a number of national and international seminars, in India and abroad, in various fields, particularly in Arbitration, Mediation, Plea Bargaining, Judicial Reforms and Intellectual Property Rights.
Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court w.e.f. 9.4.2008.
Justice R. S. Sodhi
Justice R. S. SodhiBorn on 11th November, 1945. Passed out from Bishop Cotton School, Shimla in 1962. Graduated from Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jallandhar in 1969. Did LL.B. From Punjab University in 1972. and was enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in 1972.
Practised in constitutional, civil, criminal, land revenue and excise matters in the Supreme Court of India for 25 years. Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India for the State of Punjab from 1987-1989. Additional Advocate General for the State of Punjab from 1997 till 6th July, 1999. Appointed as Judge of Delhi High Court on 7th July, 1999. Retired on 7th Nov., 2007.
Justice J P Singh
Justice J P SinghBorn on 10th July, 1945. Passed M.A. (Political Science) LL.B. and did Diplomas in Journalism, Constitutional Law, Parliamentary Institutions & Procedure and is Fellow of the Institute of Constitution & Parliamentary Studies.
Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1969 and started practice in Delhi in the year 1969.
Have been practicing mainly on the Civil side, Matrimonial and landlord-tenant disputes in District Courts, Delhi and also practiced in the High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of India in Writ, Original & Appellate Jurisdiction.
Selected as Additional District and Sessions Judge from the Bar in November 1985, made District-cum-Additional Sessions Judge and Incharge Karkardooma Courts, Shahdara, Delhi in August, 2000. Promoted as District and Sessions Judge, Delhi in August 2002 and elevated to the High Court of Delhi in July (5th July, 2004) as Justice, Delhi High Court.Retired with effect from 9th July, 2007.
Justice Manju Goel
Justice Manju GoelJustice Manju Goel, M.A. (Economics) University of Calcutta, 1966 , LL.B. University of Calcutta, 1967- Born on 03.01.1945. Served as Lecturer in Economics for under-graduate classes and teachers' training college from 1967-70. Joined West Bengal Civil Service (Judicial) in April, 1970. Joined Delhi Judicial Service in May, 1972. Promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service in January, 1986. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 05.07.2004. Retired on 03 rd January, 2007.
Justice Swatanter Kumar
Justice Swatanter KumarJustice Swatanter Kumar, B.A., LL.B.- Born on 31.12.1947. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Delhi Bar Council on 12.7.71. Practiced in various High Courts and the Supreme Court. Served as an Additional District & Sessions Judge in the Himachal Pradesh High Court from February, 1983 till his resignation in October, 1983, and thereafter resumed practice at New Delhi. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 10.11.1994. Transferred to P&H on 30.11.94. Appointed permanent Judge on 30.11.1995. Transferred to Delhi on 4.10.2004. Elevated as Chief Justice, Bombay High Court w.e.f. 31.03.2007.
Justice Vijender Jain
Justice Vijender JainHON'BLE MR.JUSTICE VIJENDER JAIN M.A., LL.B. -- Born on 2.8.1946. Enrolled as an Advocate on 25.7.1969. Practised in the Supreme Court of India and High Courts but mainly in Delhi High Court in Civil, Constitutional, taxation and company matters etc. Has been recipient of many international awards for friendship between the people of India and other countries. Designated Senior Advocate in May 1990 by Delhi High Court. Appointed as permanent Judge in Delhi High Court from 24.12.1992. Has contributed and participated in many International Symposium and Seminars dealing with Human Rights, Alternate Dispute Redressal mechanism, private and public international law and the applicability of International Law into the Municipal Law. Represented India in various International Conferences and also participated in the Conferences of International Law Association. Member of its Committee on Human Rights. Hony.Secretary of International Law Association, India Chapter. One of the Indian Judges whose judgment on Intellectual Property Rights has been reported in foreign journal i.e. (2003) Fleet Street Reports 18. Recently Justice Jain was invited by the Thai Supreme Court to share the experience of India in the field of Environmental Laws and to help in setting up of Green Benches in Thailand. Elected as the Executive Committee member of Asia Pacific Environmental Forum sponsored by Thai Supreme Court, Asian Development Bank, USAID with Sri Lanka, Philippines, China, Indonesia, Vietnam as its members. Chairman of High Court Legal Services Committee, Executive Chairman of Delhi Legal Services Authority, President of Asia Pacific Jurist Association. Has rendered many outstanding judgments in his illustrious career of more than thirteen years as a Judge of Delhi High Court. His contribution in making Public Interest Litigation as an effective tool for protection and conservation of environment and restoring rule of law regarding action taken against unauthorised constructions in Delhi, cleaning of River 'Yamuna' from encroachments, directing re-development of historic Mosque - 'Jama Masjid' and its complex in Delhi apart from other numerous orders which have generated a new hope in the larger sections of the society. His landmark judgments include Privacy in Phoolan Devi's case, concept of Collective Responsibility of a Minister, Power of a Successor Minister to over-rule the decision of his predecessor, Concept of Cabinet form of Government and Doctrine of Collective Responsibility, Power of judicial review in Defence Matters in cases like Lt. General R.S. Kadiyan Vs. Lt. General Kalkat and Air Marshal Masand and in other fields of Civil, Arbitration, Intellectual Property Rights, Rent, Constitutional and Service matters. Elevated as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 28-11-2006.
Justice Ramesh Chand Jain
Justice Ramesh Chand JainBorn and educated at Saharanpur(U.P.), obtained degree in Bachelor of Laws in 1st division from Agra University and diplomas in Labour Laws, Parliamentary Practice and Procedure etc. Successfully completed the course for Senior Government Legal Advisors at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. Participated in several National and International Conferences/Seminars. Practised law in the District Courts for about three years before joining U.P. Judicial Service in 1970. Joined Delhi Judicial Service in 1971. Promoted to Higher Judicial Service in 1980 and worked as Additional District and Sessions Judge, Special Judge, Rent Control Appeal Tribunal, Secretary(Law & Judicial) and Metropolitan Council, Delhi, Registrar General, National Human Rights Commission and District and Sessions Judge, Delhi. Elevated to the Bench of Delhi High Court on July 16,2001 and a permanent Judge on May 2, 2003. Retired on June 27, 2006.
Justice Markandeya Katju
Justice Markandeya KatjuHon’ble Justice Markandeya Katju was born on 20-9-1946. He obtained first division in every examination he appeared for, from Senior Cambridge to LL.B. He stood first in the merit list in LL.B from Allahabad University in 1967. Thereafter, he practiced law in the Allahabad High Court specializing in Labour Law, Taxation and Writ Petitions. He has worked as Standing Counsel, Income Tax Department. He has also served as a Member, International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARIJ) and attended conference in Switzerland from 23rd to 28th October 2000 and various law related conferences in Delhi and elsewhere. He was elevated to the Bench in 1991, and since then has given several landmark judgments.
Hon’ble Justice Markandeya Katju is keenly interested in academics, and has a wide range of interests, including Sanskrit, Urdu, History, Philosophy, Science, Sociology etc. apart from his interest in jurisprudence. He has written several books, such as ‘Law in the Scientific Era’, ‘Interpretation of Taxing Statutes’ and ‘Domestic Enquiry’. His study of diverse subjects is reflected in his judgments, which are often unconventional and path breaking.
Hon’ble Justice Markandeya Katju is the son of late Justice S.N.Katju, who was a former Judge of Allahabad High Court, and the grand son of late Dr K.N.Katju, former Union Home and Defence Minister, Governor of West Bengal and Orissa and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
Hon’ble Justice Markandeya Katju has got passionate love for Indian culture and his keen desire to unearth and bring to light the great intellectual achievements of our ancestors was the main motivating force in bringing the book “Mimansa Rules of Interpretation”. Hon’ble Justice Markandeya Katju has pointed out in his lecture and articles (which have been published in Part I of the Mimansa Rules of Interpretation) that Mimansa Rules of Interpretation were one of the greatest and most remarkable achievements of our ancestors, but about which even the educated Indian are wholly ignorant today.
Appointed as Chief Justice of Madras High Court on 28th November 2004. In the Madras High Court, the recent judgment delivered on the constitutional question of inter se relationship between the Judiciary and the Executive, and the doctrine of judicial restraint is widely appreciated by everyone.
Appointed as Chief Justice of High Court of Delhi on 12th October 2005. Elevated to Supreme Court on 10 th April, 2006.