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.
Justice Om Prakash Dwivedi
Justice Om Prakash DwivediOm Prakash Dwivedi - M.Sc. LL.B.
Born on April 01, 1944. Schooling and College from Kher Inter College, Gursrai Jhansi Govt. Inter College, Jhansi. M.Sc.(Maths) and LL.B. from Allahabad University.
Joined U.P.P.C.S.(Judicial) on April 17, 1970 and then Delhi Judicial Service on November 11, 1971. Promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service on December 19, 1980. Retired on 1.4.2006(FN)"
Elevated as Judge of the Delhi High Court on 01.12.2000.
Justice Surinder Kumar Aggarwal
Justice Surinder Kumar AggarwalJustice Surinder Kumar Aggarwal - Born on 4th April, 1944. Passed B.sc., LL.B. Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1965. Practiced in all the branches of law, i.e., Civil, Criminal, consitutional, Labour, Service etc. Worked as Additional public Prosecutor for Delhi Administration in Delhi High Court 1977-79, 1991-92; Counsel for Delhi Development Authority 1992-95; Standing counsel (Crl.) for Government of NCT of Delhi, Delhi High Court since 1995 till elevaion to the Bench of High Court on 7th July, 1999. Retired on 4.4.2006(FN)
Justice Ramesh Chandra Chopra
Justice Ramesh Chandra ChopraRamesh Chandra Chopra - B.A., LL.B.
Born on December 18,1943. Entire education from schoolto college level at Delhi. Passed out from Law Faculty, Delhi University, Delhi in the year, 1966.
Selected in the first competitive examination held
for appointments to Delhi Judicial Service in the year 1971.
Worked as Judicial Magistrate First Class, Metropolitian
Magistrate, Civil Judge, Senior Civil Judge and Additional District and Sessions Judge between 1972 to 2000.
From 1997 to 2000, worked as Member Secretary, National Legal Services Authority on deputation basis.
Elevated as Judge of the Delhi High Court on 01.12.2000.
Permanent Judge on November 29, 2002. Retired on December 18, 2005.
JUSTICE B. A. KHAN
JUSTICE B. A. KHANJustice Bashir Ahmed Khan, M.A., L.L.B. - Born in April, 1945. Enrolled as an Advocate by the Bar Council at Delhi in September, 1971 and shifted to Srinagar Bar in 1972. Worked as Lecturer, in Kashmir University Law Faculty during 1972-78. Practised on both civil and criminal sides. Appointed Additional Advocate General in September, 1986 and resigned from the post on 15.1.1990. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on 12.11.90. Shifted to Madhya Pradesh High Court on 8.10.97 and headed its Indore Bench as Administrative Judge for over two years. Appointed to Delhi High Court on 14.01.2000. Transferred to J. & K. High Court w.e.f. 11th October 2005.
Justice B.C. Patel
Justice B.C. PatelBorn on 07.08.1943 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Obtained defree of B.A. (Hons.) with Economics in 1963. Obtained LL.B. degree and also M.A. degree with Economics and Politics from Gujarat University in 1967. Enrolled as an Advocate on 05.04.1968. Started practice as an Advocate in the City Civil Court, Ahmedabad from 1968. Shifted his venue of practice to Gujarat High Court from 1970 onwards. Joined the Chamber of Well-known Criminal Side Advocate, Late Mr. H.K. Thakore and actively assisted and conducted with him many important Sessions Cases and Criminal appeals. Practised independently as an Advocate in the High Court of Gujarat from 1981. Practised in Civil, Constitutional and Criminal matters. Has represented Gujarat Electricity Board for 10 years in various courts. Has keen interest in education and has worked as Professor of Law in various colleges for about 15 years. Elevated to the Bench of Gujarat High Court as Permanent Judge on 21.06.1990. As Judge of Gujarat High Court, his lordship delivered lankmark judgments particularly on town planning and building activities in urban areas. The celebrated judgments delivered by his Lordship paved way for removal of encroachments for public places and installation of safety devices in high-rise buildings. These landmark judgments of his Lordship were widely appreciated by general public. Was Acting Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court from 05.03.2002 to 16.03.2002. Elevated as Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and took oath on 15.05.2002. Transferred as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. Took oath as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 05.03.2003. Retired as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 07.08.2005.
Justice C. K. Mahajan
Justice C. K. MahajanJustice Chander Kishan Mahajan, M.A. LL.B. (Gold Medalist in F.E.L.) – Born on 31.5.1943. Enrolled as an Advocate on 15.7.1970 at Chandigarh and shifted to Delhi on 9.1.1972. Practised in Delhi High Court, Supreme Court, Subordinate Courts and other Tribunals in Delhi, apart from High Courts of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and Haryana in Civil, Service and Company matters. Was Standing Counsel for Central Government for 14 years. Elected Joint Secretary of the Delhi High Court Bar Association for two terms. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 2.3.1998 for a period of 2 years. Appointed permanent Judge on 05.07.1999. Retired on 31.05.2005. He came from a family of lawyers and Judges – grandfather Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan was the Chief Justice of India and his father Justice D.K.Mahajan was the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.