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Sunday, September 11, 2011

India to Get First Sikh Chief Justice of India

Justice Khehar Singh
Supreme Court of India
Three new judges will be administered oath on Tuesday pursuant to their elevation to the Supreme Court of India. Justice Khehar Singh, who is at present the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court would be sworn in ahead of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhyaya in Court Room No. 1 on Tuesday.

The elevation of Justice Khehar Singh means India will get its first Sikh Chief Justice of India, after the retirement of Justice T.S. Thakur in 2017. The Chart below indicates the dates of appointment and retirement of judges in the Supreme Court. The names highlighted in Red are in line to be appointed Chief Justices and the ones in Green are due to retire this year.

Sl. No.
Name of the Judge S/Shri Justice
Date of appointment
Date of Retirement
REMARKS [Parent High Court]
1
S. H. KAPADIA
18/12/2003
29/09/2012
CJI W.E.F. 12.5.2010 [BOMBAY]
2
ALTAMAS KABIR
09/09/2005
19/07/2013
CALCUTTA
3
R.V.RAVEENDRAN
09/09/2005
15/10/2011
KARNATAKA
4
DALVEER CHAND BHANDARI
28/10/2005
01/10/2012
DELHI
5
DEVINDER KUMAR JAIN
10/04/2006
25/01/2013
DELHI
6
MARKANDEYA KATJU
10/04/2006
20/09/2011
ALLAHABAD
7
P.SATHASIVAM
21/08/2007
27/04/2014
MADRAS
8
GANPAT SINGH SINGHVI
12/11/2007
12/12/2013
RAJASTHAN
9
AFTAB ALAM
12/11/2007
19/04/2013
PATNA
10
JAGDISH MADHURLAL PANCHAL
12/11/2007
06/10/2011
GUJARAT
11
Dr. M.K. SHARMA
09/04/2008
18/09/2011
GAUHATI
12
CYRIAC JOSEPH
07/07/2008
28/01/2012
KERALA
13
A.K. GANGULY
17/12/2008
03/02/2012
CALCUTTA
14
R.M. LODHA
17/12/2008
28/09/2014
RAJASTHAN
15
H.L. DATTU
17/12/2008
03/12/2015
KARNATAKA
16
DEEPAK VERMA
11/05/2009
28/08/2012
MADHYA PRADESH
17
DR. BALBIR SINGH CHAUHAN
11/05/2009
02/07/2014
ALLAHABAD
18
ANANGA KUMAR PATNAIK
17/11/2009
03/06/2014
ORISSA
19
TIRATH SINGH THAKUR
17/11/2009
04/01/2017
JAMMU & KASHMIR
20
K.S.P. RADHAKRISHNAN
17/11/2009
15/05/2014
KERALA
21
SURINDER SINGH NIJJAR
17/11/2009
07/06/2014
PUNJAB & HARYANA
22
SWATANTER KUMAR
18/12/2009
31/12/2012
DELHI
23
CHANDRAMAULI KUMAR PRASAD
08/02/2010
15/07/2014
PATNA
24
HEMANT LAXMAN GOKHALE
30/04/2010
10/03/2014
BOMBAY
25
SMT. GYAN SUDHA MISRA
30/04/2010
28/04/2014
PATNA
26
ANIL RAMESH DAVE
30/04/2010
19/11/2016
GUJARAT
27
J.S.KHEHAR
13/09/2011
28/08/2017
PUNJAB & HARYANA
28
SMT.R.P.DESAI
13/09/2011
30/10/2014
BOMBAY
29
S. J. MUKHOPADHAYA
13/09/2011
15/03/2015
JHARKHAND

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