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PROFILE
Hon'ble Kumari Justice INDIRA BANERJEE
Chief Justice, Madras High Court /
Patron-in-Chief,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai

Born on 24th September, 1957. Educated at Loreto House, Calcutta, Presidency College, Calcutta and Calcutta University College of Law. Enrolled as an Advocate on 5th July, 1985 and practiced both in the Original and Appellate Sides of Calcutta High Court in all branches of law except criminal law. Appointed permanent Judge of Calcutta High Court on 5th February, 2002.Transferred to Delhi High Court w.e.f. 08th August, 2016. Elevated as Chief Justice of Madras High Court and assumed charge on 05.04.2017

 
 
 

Hon'ble Thiru. Justice S. MANIKUMAR
President,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai

 

Born on April 24th, 1961. Enrolled as an Advocate on 23rd November 1983. Practiced for nearly 22 years in the Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu State and Central Administrative Tribunals on Constitutional and Service Matters. Represented the Government of Tamil Nadu, in Tamil Nadu State Administrative Tribunal, Madras and High Court (Civil Side), as Government Advocate and as Additional Government Pleader, for the Departments of Education, Prohibition and Excise, Cinema and Co-operative. Appeared for the Selection Committee (Medical Admissions), Counsel for Tamil University, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Madras. Panel Counsel for International Airport Authority of India, BSNL, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Dindigul Central Co-operative Bank; Tamil Nadu Adi-Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation. Appeared for the Registry, High Court, Madras. Senior Central Government Standing Counsel for Government of India, from July’ 2004 and redesignated as Assistant Solicitor General of India. Appointed as Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on July 31st, 2006 and as permanent Judge on November 9th, 2009.

 
 
   

Hon'ble Thiru. Justice RAJIV SHAKDHER
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai

 

Rajiv Shakdher, B.Com.(Hons.), C.A., LL.B.- Born on 19th October, 1962. Studied in St.Columba's School, Delhi. Graduated in B.Com. (Hons.) from Delhi University in 1984. Obtained LL.B. degree from Law Faculty, University of Delhi in 1987. Enrolled as an Advocate on 19th November, 1987. Completed Chartered Accountancy from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1987. Admitted as an Associate Member with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 29th January, 1988. Pursued Advanced Course of Law at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies from University of London in 1994. Was designated as Senior Advocate on 8th December, 2005. Practiced in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and other High Courts of India, Tax Tribunals, DRT, BIFR, AAIFR, MRTP and Company Law Board. Has vast experience in civil litigation, constitutional law, with special emphasis on commercial litigation, corporate and taxation laws. Was appointed as a counsel for the Union of India on 13th March, 1995 by the Government of India with respect to its cases in the High Court of Delhi. Appointed on the Senior Panel of the Union of India in the Delhi High Court on 20th July, 2004 till 20th July, 2007. Appointed in 2005 to the Union of India Panel in the Supreme Court of India. Appointed as a counsel by the office of Comptroller and Auditor General to defend IA &AD matters before CAT from 1st August, 2002 to 31st July, 2003. Appointed as a Senior Standing Counsel by office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India, to defend IA & AD cases before Delhi High Court with effect from 1st August, 2006. Appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11.04.2008 and became permanent Judge on 17.10.2011.  Transferred and assumed charge on 11.04.2016, as a Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Madras.

 
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Hon'ble Thiru. Justice T.S.SIVAGNANAM
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai
 

Born on 16.9.1963 to Dr.T.S.Subbiah and Smt.Nalini Subbiah. Completed B.Sc. Degree at Loyola College, Chennai and B.L. Degree from Madras Law College. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu on 10.9.1986. After enrollment joined the Chamber of Shri.R.Gandhi, Senior Advocate and a well known leader of the Bar. Appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel during 2000. Empaneled as Counsel for Southern Railway during 2003. Appointed as Senior Panel Counsel for Central Government during 2004. Appointed as Panel Counsel for All India Council for Technical Education for appearance in High Court of Judicature at Madras and High Court of Andhra Pradesh during 2005. Nominated by the Hon'ble Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Madras as Panel Lawyer for appearing on behalf of the Registrar General/Officers/Judicial Officers during 2007. Appointed as Senior Panel Counsel for Customs & Central Excise Department during 2008. Appointed as Special Counsel to appear for the Department of the Revenue before the CEGAT/CESTAT Chennai. Appointed as Special Counsel to appear for the Department of the Revenue before the Settlement Commission for Customs Cases, Chennai. Appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 31.03.2009 and as Permanent Judge on 29.03.2011.

 
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Hon'ble Thiru. Justice P.N.PRAKASH
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai
 

Born on 12.01.1961 in Chennai.  Did schooling in Hindu Higher Secondary School, Triplicane and graduated in Law from the Madras Law College.  Enrolled on 18.01.1984 with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and worked in the offices of Mr. K.M.Srirangan and Mr. P. Rajamanickam, the then Public Prosecutor.  Appointed as Additional Special Public Prosecutor for NDPS Act cases in 1993 for Trial Courts in Chennai and as Special Public Prosecutor for NDPS Act cases in the Madras High Court in 2001.  Also appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for CBI, DRI, Customs and Excise.  Earned rich experience both on the trial and appellate sides.  Established a Law Firm in the name of Norton & Grant.  Was a Member of the Editorial Board of Madras Law Journal (Criminal) and regular contributor of articles to Current Tamil Nadu Cases.  Passionate in teaching by conducting various programmes.  After ceasing to represent as Special Public Prosecutor for NDPS cases, in keeping with the dignity of the profession, declined to appear for any accused in NDPS cases. Appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 11.10.2013.

 

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. Sundar
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai

   
Justice M.Sundar was born on 19th July, 1966 in Chennai, he graduated in Law from the Madras Law College, belongs to the first batch of 5 years integrated Law Course and he enrolled as an Advocate in 1989. He practiced primarily in the Madras High Court and had a wide spectrum of practice on the Civil Side. He was standing counsel for TWAD Board, Government of Tamil Nadu between 2003 and 2006. He was sworn in as permanent Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Madras on 05.10.2016.
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Hon'ble Dr. Justice G.JAYACHANDRAN
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai

   
Dr.G.JAYACHANDRAN born on 01.04.1965 at Vellore to Mr.R.Gopalan and Mrs.G.Rukmani. He hails from agricultural family.

He had his primary education at St.Mary's Convent, Vellore and higher secondary education at Voorhees Higher Secondary School, Vellore.

He joined the Law College at Chennai in the year 1983. He belongs to the first batch of five years integrated law course.

He joined M.L., in the Department of Legal studies at Madras University and shared the first rank in M.L (International Law & Constitutional Law) along with Mr.G.Gurusamy, I.R.S., for the year 1990.

In the year 2001, he was conferred with Doctorate in Law by the University of Madras for his thesis on `Trafficking and control of Narcotic Drugs in India`.

He enrolled as an Advocate on 28.10.1988 at Tamil Nadu Bar Council and joined the office of Late Mr.N.Meenakshisundaram (Father of Hon'ble Mr.Justice M.Sathyanarayanan). Later, worked under Mr.K.R.A.Muthukrishnan, Dr.T.S.Ramaswamy and Late.Mr.P.Rajamanickam. He, along with Mr.P.N.Prakash (later Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.N.Prakash) and Mr.S.Rajendirakumar, established the Law Firm “Norton and Grant”. He has handled cases both before the Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

In the year 1998, he was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel to represent Central Government in Madras High Court. Under the guidance of the then Additional Solicitor General Mr.V.T.Gopalan, he appeared on behalf of several Central Government Departments and institutions including Customs, CISF and BSNL.

Under the tutelage of Late P.Rajamanickam, the legendary prosecutor, handled cases of NCB and CBI in the respective Special Courts since 1996. Also served as Special Public Prosecutor of CBI in trial Courts at Chennai.

Assumed charge as District Judge at Trichy on 06.06.2005.

Served as:

First Additional District Judge, Coimbatore, Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation cases, Coimbatore.

Additional Director and Director of Tamilnadu State Judicial Academy.

Special Judge for NDPS Act cases, Chennai

Principal District Judge, Thiruvallur and

Principal Judge, Chennai.

Between July 2011 and February 2015, served as Law Secretary to the Government of Tamilnadu.

Elevated as Judge of Madras High Court on 5th October 2016.
 
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Hon'ble Mr. Justice N. SATHISH KUMAR
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai

SHRI. JUSTICE N. SATHISH KUMAR, B.Sc., B.L., was born on May 6th, 1967. Appointed as District Judge (Entry Level) on regular basis on 06/06/2005 by way of Direct Recruitment.

Underwent training as, Additional District Munsif in Vellore from 06/06/2005 to 05/12/2005

Additional Sub Judge in Vellore from 06/12/2005 to 05/06/2006.

Underwent Induction Training in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai from 06/06/2006 to 07/07/2006.

Worked as,

I Additional District Judge in Thanjavur from 10/07/2006 to 04/05/2009.

Sessions Judge, Sessions Court for trial of Bomb Blast Cases in Coimbatore from 08/05/2009 to 03/07/2009

I Additional District Judge in Coimbatore from 06/07/2009 to 28/08/2010.

District Judge in Nagapattinam from 01/09/2010 to 30/04/2012.

Principal District Judge in Erode from 02/05/2012 to 14/03/2014.

As Director, Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy from 17/03/2014 to 30/09/2016 and

held the post of Registrar General in High Court, Madras from 30/09/2016 to 14/11/2016.

Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 16.11.2016

 
 
 
 

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