Rajesh Kumar Agrawal

Rajesh Kumar Agrawal (born 5 May 1953) is the current President of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) and a former judge of the Supreme Court of India.[1]

Rajesh Kumar Agrawal
President of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
In office
1 July 2018 – 4 May 2023
Appointed byRam Nath Kovind
Judge of the Supreme Court of India
In office
17 February 2014 – 04 May 2018
Nominated byCollegium of the Supreme Court of India
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Chief Justice of Madras High Court
In office
24 October 2013 – 16 February 2014
Preceded byM. Y. Eqbal
Succeeded bySatish Agnihotri (acting)
Personal details
Born (1953-05-05) 5 May 1953 (age 67)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Alma materUniversity of Allahabad

He retired from the Supreme Court on 4 May 2018 and was appointed the President of the NCDRC on 1 July 2018. He served as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court from 24 October 2013 till his elevation to the Supreme Court on 17 February 2014, having assumed the role of acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court after his predecessor, M. Y. Eqbal, became a judge of the Supreme Court on 7 February 2013.[2][3]

Agrawal started practicing law in 1976, having joined the chambers of his father Raja Ram Agrawal, a Senior Advocate and former Advocate General for the State of Uttar Pradesh. He was elevated as a permanent judge of the Allahabad High Court on 5 February 1999, where he served until his transfer to the Madras High Court as the acting Chief Justice on 6 February 2013.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajesh Agrawal and N V Ramana appointed as Supreme Court Judges". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Hon'ble Thiru. Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal". Madras High Court. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Agrawal appointed Chief Justice of Madras High Court". The Hindu. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal". High Court of Judicature at Allahabad. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Profile of the Hon'ble President". National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission. Retrieved 11 June 2020.