In Justice Indira Banerjee’S Appointment to Supreme Court, a New Record (Download PDF)


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Centre cleared names of 3 high court judges to be elevated to SC of India. Those who were elevated to apex court included U’Khand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee & Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran.

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  • Elevation of Indira Banerjee takes number of women judges in top court to 8.

  • Banerjee was appointed as chief justice of Madras High Court in April, 2017.

  • Among 3, Justice Indira Banerjee made new record for India w/her elevation.

  • For 1st time since it was established in 1950, SC of India will have 3 women judges at same time now.

About Justice Banerjee

  • Born – 24th Sept. , 1957

  • Indira Banerjee did her schooling at well-known Loreto House in Kolkata. From there, she went for Bachelor’s degree at Presidency College, & then to Calcutta University for further studies in law.

  • She started practicing law as an advocate at Calcutta High in July 1985.

  • She was appointed as a permanent Judge of Calcutta High Court in 2002.

  • In August 2016, she was transferred to Delhi High Court.

  • She was then elevated as Chief Justice of Madras High Court in April 2017, succeeding Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

  • Justice Banerjee, 60, is 2nd woman to head chartered High Court, after Justice Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar.

  • On 16th July 16, Supreme Court Collegium recommended Justice Banerjee’s name for elevation to SC, which was accepted by Centre.

  • W/her elevation, Justice Banerjee becomes 8th woman judge SC has ever had.

  • W/Justice R Banumathi & Justice Indu Malhotra already at SC, Justice Indira Banerjee’s elevation takes number of women judges at SC at point to 3, number that has never been achieved since its inception in 1950.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 25, 2018


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