Born on 18th November, 1954. Joined the Bar in 1978. Practised mainly in the Gauhati High Court. Appointed as Permanent Judge of Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2001. Transferred to Punjab & Haryana High Court on 9th September, 2010. Appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12th February, 2011. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 23rd April, 2012.
Executive Chairman NALSA
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur
Executive Chairman NALSA
Born on 31st December, 1953 Studied in Modern School, New Delhi till 1968 and thereafter passed ISCE examination in 1970-71 from St.Josephs Collegiate, Allahabad.
Graduated in History (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College Delhi University in 1974.
Obtained LL.B. degree from Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 1977.
Enrolled as an Advocate on 28th July, 1977. Practiced in the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. Qualified the examination and enrolled as an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court in 1981.
Has vast experience in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Revenue and Service laws.
Appointed as the Editor, ILR (Delhi Series) in February, 1983 and continued as such till elevation to the Delhi High Court.
Central Government Standing Counsel from December, 1990 to December, 1996 during which period had handled all kinds of cases on behalf of the Central Government including criminal trials in respect of economic offences.
Designated as Senior Advocate in February, 1997.
Appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India on 14th July, 1998 and continued as such till appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 19th February, 1999. Appointed as Permanent Judge of that High Court on 5th July, 1999.
Functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from 13th February, 2010 to 21st May, 2010.
Functioned as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court from 24th June, 2010 to 14th November, 2011 and Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh from 15th November, 2011 to 3rd June, 2012.
Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court on 4th June, 2012.
Interest in judicial reforms, computerization of courts, judicial education, legal aid and services, juvenile justice and ADR.
Member of the Mediation & Conciliation Project Committee of the Supreme Court of India since its inception in 2005.
Judge in charge of the E-Committee of the Supreme Court of India.
Appointed as one Man Committee to suggest improvements in the working of the Homes and organization under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection and Children) Act, 2000 and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules,2007.
Executive Chairman SCLSC
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri
Executive Chairman SCLSC
Born 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 of Commerce, Delhi University in the year 1974 and LL.B from Law Faculty, Delhi University in the year 1977. Awarded Gold Medal for attaining first position in LL.B. 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 1976-77. Was member of Academic Council of Delhi University in the year 1976-77 and various committees of Delhi University. During his schooling from 9th standard onwards till LL.M., he was given scholarships each year.
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 and 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.
Became the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 10th October, 2011 and was elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 23.9.2012.
Elevated to the Supreme Court of India on 12th April, 2013.
Has been conferred Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa, by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, in November 2013.
He holds the following positions:
Member of General Body as well as Academic Council of National Judicial Academy.
Nominated as the member of the Committee on Restatement of Law by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India.
Member Executive, International Law Association (India Branch).
Member of the Governing Council of Bangalore Law University.
Member of the Directorate of Legal Studies and Law Reforms Committee set up by Bar Council of India.