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President appoints S/Shri Justices (i) Parth Prateem Sahu, (ii) Gautam Chourdiya and (iii) Smt. Justice Rajani Dubey, Additional Judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court, to be Judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices

President is pleased to appoint Smt. Vimla Singh Kapoor, to be an Additional Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court for a period of one year with effect from 18th June, 2020.

Notification

Notification


Ministry of Law and Justice

[Notifcation dt. 21-04-2020]

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President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Justice Subramonium Prasad, Additional Judge of the Madras High Court, as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court and to direct him to assume charge of his office in the Delhi High Court.


Ministry of Law and Justice

[Notification dt. 04-03-2020]

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President appoints Protik Prakash Banerjee as an Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court for a period of 1 year with effect from 21-03-2020.


About | Addl. Judge Protik Prakash Banerjee

Protik Prakash Banerjee, (born June 1, 1969) son of Late Mukul Prokash Banerjee, Senior Advocate and past Secretary of the Bar Association of the High Court at Calcutta, and the late Lekha Banerjee, Advocate, was educated at Calcutta Boys’ School and University College of Law, the University of Calcutta.

Between 1984 and 1994 he compered Western Music on All India Radio Calcutta and Yuva Vani. He regularly wrote on matters unconnected with the law, between 1989 and 1994 in the Economic Times.

Enrolled on January 25, 1995 he practised initially as an Advocate-on-Record on the Appellate Side of the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta and then as counsel in both the Original and Appellate Sides, in Civil, Constitutional Writ, Company, Labour, Commercial, Testamentary and Intestate jurisdictions, and reveled in trial law and arbitration, but had limited exposure in criminal matters and appeared only once in a revenue matter. His pleasure was drafting and appearing in cases representing the ostensibly weaker side.

He was the first Advocate in India to have won a Judgment in favor of his client that an arbitrator under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 is amenable to jurisdiction under Article 227 of the Constitution of India.

While at the Bar, he wrote commentaries on several subjects, including the Bengal Excise Act, the Essential Commodities Act, the Original Side Rules and the Appellate Side Rules, which went into more than one edition. He was a guest lecturer at NUJS taking contract, company and drafting “clinic” classes and till elevation, used to write a blog on Lawoctopus, under the name “Protik Da”. He was retained as Junior, the Standing Counsel of the State of West Bengal from June 9, 2011 until the demitted office, declining the position of a Senior Government Advocate, on March 9, 2014. He was named a Member of the Governing Body of the Surendranath Law College (the oldest Law College in India, which was initially known as Ripon College) on December 8, 2009 and served till 2011.

Interested in debate from school days, he continued the practice while at the Bar, and was awarded the Best Speaker Award twice in the Annual Debates of the Indian Law Institute by its West Bengal Unit, and was awarded the Most Outstanding Emerging Lawyer Award by the Indian Law Institute, West Bengal State Unit in 2009, the only occasion when it was awarded. He was elected the Vice President of the Bar Association of the High Court at Calcutta and took office on July 31, 2015 and demitted office on July 31, 2017.

He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on September 19, 2017 and took oath as an Additional Judge on September 21, 2017. His favourite pastime is reading, and as an avid bibliophile, he has more than 4.5 lakh books in his personal library apart from electronic books. Very active on social media, he has taken a sabbatical from Facebook since elevation.


Ministryof Law and Justice

[Notification dt. 11-02-2020]

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Orders of Appointment

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Conrad Stansilaus Dias, to be an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court, for a period of two years with effect from the date they assumes charge of his office.


[Ministry of Law and Justice]

[Notification dt. 13-11-2019]

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President appoints Shri Anoop Chitkara, to be a Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court with effect from the date he
assumes charge of his office.

Jyotsna Rewal Dua, to be Additional Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, for a period of two years, with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office.


[Notification dt. 29-05-2019]

Ministry of Law and Justice