SC Collegium recommends — Elevation of Justice Dipankar Datta of Calcutta HC as Chief Justice of Bombay HC

Collegium Statement

Supreme Court Collegium on 18th April, 2020 has recommended elevation of Mr Justice Dipankar Datta, Judge, Calcutta High Court as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

Justice Dipankar Datta

Born on February 9, 1965. Son of late Salil Kumar Datta, a former Judge of the High Court at Calcutta, and brother-in-law of Justice Amitava Roy, former Judge of the Supreme Court. Awarded LL.B. degree by the University of Calcutta (First batch of 5 year Law course) in 1989. Enrolled as an Advocate on November 16, 1989. Practised mainly in the High Court at Calcutta, as well as in the Supreme Court of India and other High Courts in Constitutional and Civil matters. Was the Junior Standing Counsel for the State of West Bengal from May 16, 2002 to January 16, 2004. Was Counsel for the Union of India since 1998. Appeared for a number of educational authorities and institutions including the University of Calcutta, W.B. School Service Commission and W.B. Board of Secondary Education. Was Guest Lecturer on Constitutional Law of India in the University College of Law, University of Calcutta, from 1996-97 to 1999-2000. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006.


Supreme Court Collegium

[Collegium Statement dt. 18-04-2020]

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