Indira Banerjee

Indira Banerjee is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India and the 8th female Judge in history of Supreme Court of India .[4] Previously, she has served as Chief Justice of Madras High Court,[5] the second woman to hold the position in India.[6]

Hon'ble Ms. Justice (Retd.)[1]
Indira Banerjee
Justice Indira Banerjee.jpg
Judge of Supreme Court of India[2]
In office
7 August 2018 – 23 September 2022
Nominated byDipak Misra
Appointed byRam Nath Kovind
Chief Justice of Madras High Court
In office
5 April 2017 – 6 August 2018
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee[3]
Preceded bySanjay Kishan Kaul
Succeeded byVijaya Tahilramani
Judge of Delhi High Court
In office
8 August 2016 – 4 April 2017
Nominated byT. S. Thakur
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Judge of Calcutta High Court
In office
5 February 2002 – 7 August 2016
Nominated bySam Piroj Bharucha
Appointed byA. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Personal details
Born (1957-09-24) 24 September 1957 (age 65)
Kolkata, West Bengal
Alma materPresidency University, Kolkata
University of Calcutta

Early lifeEdit

Indira Banerjee was born on 24 September 1957. She did her schooling at the Loreto House in Kolkata. She pursued her higher education at the Presidency College, Kolkata and Department of Law, University of Calcutta. [7] She was enrolled as an advocate on 5 July 1985 and practised before the Calcutta High Court. [8]

Judicial careerEdit

Indira Banerjee was appointed a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 5 February 2002 and transferred to the Delhi High Court with effect from 8 August 2016. She was elevated as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court[9] and assumed charge on 5 April 2017.[10][11]

Justice Banerjee succeeded Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, after she was elevated to the Supreme Court of India.[12] She is the second woman to head the chartered High Court, after Justice Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar[13] who headed the Court between June and November 1992.[14][15] She was elevated as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 7 August 2018. She was retired on 23 September 2022.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Madras High Court". Archived from the original on 9 May 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  2. ^ "SC gets its 8th woman judge- Indira Banerjee". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Justice Indira Banerjee Appointed As CJ Of Madras HC,12 Addl. HC Judges Made Permanent - Live Law". Livelaw.in. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Indira Banerjee elevated".
  5. ^ Gambhir, Ashutosh (3 April 2017). "Justice Indira Banerjee bids farewell to Delhi High Court, third judge to leave in 5 days". Barandbench.com.
  6. ^ "Indira Banerjee appointed Chief Justice of Madras High Court". Thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "Madras High Court". Hcmadras.tn.nic.in.
  8. ^ "Justice Indira Banerjee sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras HC". Thehindubusinessline.com. 5 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Justice Indira Banerjee Appointed As CJ Of Madras HC,12 Addl. HC Judges Made Permanent - Live Law". Livelaw.in. 31 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Indira Banerjee sworn in HC Chief Justice". Thehindu.com.
  11. ^ "Indira Banerjee sworn in Chief Justice". Thehindu.com.
  12. ^ Venkateshan, J. "Indira Banerjee to be next CJ of Madras High Court". Decaanchronicle.com.
  13. ^ "Former Madras CJ passes away". Thehindu.com.
  14. ^ "Indira Banerjee appointed CJ of Madras High Court". Thehindu.com.
  15. ^ "Madras High Court". Hcmadras.tn.nic.in. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2017.