Manjula Chellur Appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ]
The Ministry of Law and Justice has been appointed Manjula Chellur as a Chief justice of the Bombay High Court. Manjula Chellur currently Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. She will take a charge of Bombay High Court on or before 24, August, 2016.
- Justice Manjula Chellur will succeed C J Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela, Who retires on 24, August, 2016.
- Manjula Chellur will be the second woman chief justice of the Bombay High Court.
- Sujata Manohar being first woman chief justice of the Bombay High Court in 1994.
About Manjula Chellur:
- Justice Manjula Chellur born on 5, December, 1955 at Karnataka. She is the first women chief justice of Calcutta High court.
- She received Bachelor of Arts degree from Allum Sunmangalamma Women’s College, Bellary and Law degree from Renukacharya Law College, Bangalore.
- She became the first female advocate to practice law in Bellary.
- Manjula Chellur worked as a legal advisor, practising both civil and criminal law before the local Bellary courts.
- 1988: Appointed as a District and Sessions Judge
- 2000: Judge of Karnataka High Court
- 2008 to 2010: President of the Karnataka Judicial Academy
- 2011: Appointed as an Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court
- 2012: Chief Justice of Kerala
- Published on: August 17, 2016