Justice Indira Banerjee’s appointment as SC Judge sets a new record


Nation Next Newsroom | Aug 4, 2018 19:39

Justice Indira Banerjee (Photo Source: Twitter/@LGov_Puducherry)

Chief Justice of Madras Hight Court – Indira Banerjee’s appointment as a Judge at the Supreme Court has set a new record. This will be the first time in the apex court’s history that it will have three sitting woman judges – the other two being Justice R Bhanumathi and Justice Indu Malhotra.

Justice Banerjee was elevated on Friday as the Judge at Supreme Court along with Orissa HC CJ Vineet Saran and Uttarakhand HC CJ KM Joseph.

Born on September 24, 1957, in Kolkata, Justice Banerjee is an alumnus of Presidency College, Kolkata.  After passing the law exam, she started practising as an advocate and was later appointed as the permanent judge of Calcutta High Court in 2002. In 2017, Justice Banerjee was appointed as the CJ of Madras High Court. Justice Banerjee will be only the eighth woman judge the Supreme Court has ever had.