Judge Information

The Hon'ble Justice H. Banerji

Former Acting Chief Justice

Time Period:28-Mar-2001 to 04-Mar-2003

M.Com, LL.B. - Enrolled as an Advocate on 15th July, 1964. Practised in the High Court at Calcutta and the City Civil and Sessions Court from July, 1964 till March, 1970. Joined the West Bengal Judicial Service on 30th March, 1970. Promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service on 28th February, 1987. Functioned as District Judge, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, District Judge, Darjeeling and Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court, Calcutta, till September, 1996. Functioned as Registrar and Registrar General in the High Court at Calcutta. Elevated as Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 5th June, 2000. M.Com., LL.B - Born on 22nd January, 1939. Passed M.Com. and LL.B examination from Calcutta University and secured the second position in the LL.B. examination after having secured the first position in the LL.B. Intermediate examination. Selected for specialised training by the Government of India and the Government of Japan in "Administration of Justice" at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute in Tokyo from September to December 1979, and awarded Certificate of Merit. Functioned as Under Secretary in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi, and as under Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Department of Justice, New Delhi. Appointed as District and Sessions Judge, Midnapore and Hooghly. Appointed as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 24th February, 1999 M.A., LL.B.- Born on 10th January, 1939. Joined West Bengal Civil Service (Judicial) on 20th November, 1967. Promoted to Higher Judicial Service on 29th July, 1983. Worked on deputation as Legal Advisor, Metro Railway, Calcutta from April, 1990 to May 1992. Became District Judge, Murshidabad in May, 1992. Worked as Additional Registrar, Appellate Side, High Court, Calcutta from October 1993 to December, 1997. Appointed District & Sessions Judge, South 24-Parganas in December, 1997. Elevated to High Court Bench in February, 1999 M.A., LL.B.- Born on 10th January, 1939. Joined West Bengal Civil Service (Judicial) on 20th November, 1967. Promoted to Higher Judicial Service on 29th July, 1983. Worked on deputation as Legal Advisor, Metro Railway, Calcutta from April, 1990 to May 1992. Became District Judge, Murshidabad in May, 1992. Worked as Additional Registrar, Appellate Side, High Court, Calcutta from October 1993 to December, 1997. Appointed District & Sessions Judge, South 24-Parganas in December, 1997. Elevated to High Court Bench in February, 1999 Born on 26th March, 1940. Passed B.A. (Econ.), M.A. (Econ.) and LL.B. from Calcutta University. Joined West Bengal Civil Services (Judicial) on January, 2, 1967. Served as Member Secretary of Calcutta Legal Aid Committee, Government of West Bengal. Became a Member of West Bengal High Judicial Service in February, 1983. Was appointed Deistrict Judge, Birbhum. Was a Judge, City Civil And Sessions Court with special power under N.D.P.S. Act and TADA Act. Was Registrar of Calcutta High Court (Appellate Side) and Chief Judge, Small Cause Court. Elevated to the Bench of Calcutta High Court on 24th February, 1999. B.A., Barrister-at-Law. - Born on 5th March, 1940. Enrolled as an Advocate on 12th April, 1972. Practised in the Calcutta High Court, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India in matters relating to Civil, Constitutional, Arbitration, Company, Service and Banking etc. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 27th September, 1995. M.A., LL.B.- Born on 25th December, 1940. Competed in the W.B.C.S. (Judicial) Examination held by the State Public Service Commission in 1967 and joined the State Judicial Service on 2nd January, 1968 as a Munsif. Promoted as Subordinate Judge in 1977 and held different posts including Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate. Promoted to the Higher Judicial Service in 1983 and served as Additional District Judge in different stations. Appointed as District & Sessions Judge in 1992. Joined as Inspecting Judicial Officer, High Court, Calcutta in December, 1993 and appointed as Registrar, High Court, Calcutta in December, 1997. Elevated to the Bench and appointed permanent Judge in the High Court at Calcutta on & from 24th February, 1999. Due to retire on 25th December, 2002. B.Com., LL.B. - Born on 3rd October, 1941. Enrolled as an Advocate on 21st January, 1966 and was designated as Senior Advocate with effect from 2nd February, 1978. From 14th February, 1978 to August, 1998, ordinarily practised in the Gauhati High Court because from 14th February, 1978 for about 10 years, functioned as Advocate General, Tripura. Practised in the Calcutta High Court in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour and Service matters. Also appeared before Supreme Court. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 27th September, 1995. M.A., LL.B. - Born on 7th December, 1941. He was enrolled as an Advocate on 15th December, 1967. Designated as Senior Advocate from 13th August, 1991. Mostly practised before the High Court at Calcutta and occasionally before the Supreme Court in Constitutional, Writ, Civil, Criminal, Labour, Company, Service, Education, Matrimonial and Arbitration matters, Appointed permanent Judge in the Calcutta High Court from 17th December, 1992. The Hon'ble Mr.Justice Pradip Kumar Biswas,M.A.,L.L.b-Born on 1st November 1942.Worked as probationary munisf,Nadia,judicial magistrate, Coochbehar,Chief judicial magistrate,Howrah,Additional district judge,Durgapur,Additional District Judge(E.C.Act),Bankura,Registrar,State Admininstrative Tribunal,District Judge,Howrah;Judge City Civil & Sessions Court ,Calcutta;Secretary,Judicial Department,Government of WestBengal;Principal Secretary,Judicial Department ,Government of WestBengal. Elevated to bench as judge,Calcutta High Court in 18.5.2001. M.A., LL.B.- Born on 1st December, 1942. Entered W.B.C.S. (Judicial) in 1969. Worked as Munsif, Judicial Magistrate, Metropolitan Magistrate, Judge, Special Court, Judge, Industrial Tribunal, Calcutta, District & Sessions Judge, Jalpaiguri, Judge, TADA Court, Calcutta, Acting Chief Judge, City Civil Court at Calcutta, Inspecting Judicial Officer, High Court, Calcutta and Principal Secretary & Law Secretary to the Government of West Bengal. Nominated by the High Court and sponsored by the National Judicial Academy of India and the British Council to attend a training course on "Gender and Law" at the University of Warwick in 1997. Appointed as a Judge of the High Court, Calcutta on 5th June, 2000. B.A., LL.B. - Born on 19th January, 1942. Enrolled as an Advocate on 8th April, 1968 and practised for 15 years in Civil, Criminal and Revenue matters in Aska and Berhampur District. Entered the Judicial Service on 7th March, 1983. Worked as Additional District Judge, Additional District Judge, Joint Secretary and Secretary, Law Revenue Committee-cum-Additional Secretary to Government, Law Department, Legal Remembrancer-cum-Additional Secretary to Government, Law Department. Appointed Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court on 31st March, 1994 and transferred to the Calcutta High Court on 21st November, 1994. Appointed permanent Judge on 11th December, 1995. The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Nath Sinha, B.A., LL.B., born on 01.08.43 joined in WBCS(Judl.) on 23.02.74 as munsif and worked as Judicial Magistrate, Metropolitan Magistrate, SDIM, Asst. Dist. & Sessions Judge. Promoted to H.J.S. and worked as Additional Dist. & Sessions Judge, Joint Secretary (Law) Department of H & F.W. Government of West Bengal, District & Session Judge. Judge City Civil Court. Registrar Judicial Service, High Court, AS, ACMM & CMM Calcutta. Appointment as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court from 18.04.02. The Hon'ble Mr.Justice Narayan Chandra Sil,B.A.,L.L.M-Born on 2nd November ,1943.Joined WestBengal Civil Service(Judicial) In 1971.Worked as Probationary munsif,Alipore,South 24 Paraganas;Additional District and sessions judge,Midnapore;Registrar of West Bengal Human rights Commission;District and Sessions Judge,North 24 Paraganas;Special Secretary Judicial Department,Government of West Bengal;Principal Secretary,Law Department ,Government of West Bengal. Elevated to bench as judge,Calcutta High Court in 18.5.2001. Born on 20th March, 1943. Enrolled as an Advocate in Andhra Pradesh High Court on 17th January, 1966. Pracrised in Civil Appeals, Writs, Taxation and Company Law in the High Court. Specialised in Civil & Taxation Matters. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from 2nd May, 1995. Transferred to Calcutta high Court on 19th November, 1997. M.A., LL.B. - Bar-at-Law of Lincoln's Inn, London. Born on 5th March, 1943. Enrolled as an Advocate in May 1968. Practiced in the Calcutta High Court and occasionally in the Supreme Court in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Labour Matters. Engaged as Public Prosecutor and Additional Public Prosecutor for 14 years in the High Court, and now appointed permanent Judge in the Calcutta High Court from 17th December, 1992. B.Sc., LL.B. - Born on 15th July, 1943. Enrolled as an Advocate on 7th May, 1968. Practised in the Calcutta High Court for 25 years in Civil, Constitutional, Labour, Company, Service and Arbitration matters. Appointed as Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court from 28th March, 1994. Transferred to Allahabad High Court on 19th April, 1994. Retransferred as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court on and from 1st August, 2000. Born on 8th January,1943, passed the MA. Examination of the University of Calcutta in 1964, the LL.B. Examination of the same University in 1964 and got enrolled as an Advocate of the Calcutta High Court in 1965. In 1967 was selected by the Public Service Commission, West Bengal for both W.B.C.S. (Executive) and W.B.C.S (Judicial) Services, but accepted the W.B.C.S. (Judicial) and joined on 1.12.1967. Promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service on 29.07.1983. After holding different judicial posts, including the post of District & Sessions Judge of District Nadia, Joined Land & Land Reforms Department, Government of West Bengal as the Special Secretary on deputation in May, 1994, District & Sessions Judge, South 24-Parganas, from 23.02.1996, Additional Registrar, Appellate Side, High Court from 05.01.1998, Principal Secretary to the Government of West Bengal, Judicial Department from March,1998 and then elevated to the Bench of the Hon'ble High Court on 16.09.1999 B.A., LL.B.- Born on 21st August, 1943. Appointed a Munsif as a Member of West Bengal Civil Service (Judicial) on 15th November, 1968. Appointed in the H.J.S. as C.J.M., Coochbehar on 18th June, 1986. Appointed District & Sessions Judge, Howrah in November, 1994. Appointed as Chief Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court on 13th July, 1999. Appointed as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 5th June, 2000. Due to retire on 20th August, 2005. The Hon'ble Mr.Justice Asit Kumar Bisi, M.A., L.L.B- Born on 10th Novenmer 1943.Joined WestBengal Civil service (Judicial) on 10th February 1971.Promoted to higher judicial service on 28th August ,1989.Worked as chief Judicial magistrate ,Coochbehar,first addition district and sessions judge ,south 24 paraganas Alipore,Adviser (Law) West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation on deputation . Postes as district and sessions judge ,Hooghly and therafter as judge , IV th bench ,City Civil and Sessions court ,Calcutta.Worked as legal Remembrancer , West Bengal from 2.12.1999 to 17.5.2001.Elevated to bench as judge,Calcutta High Court in 18.5.2001. M.A., LL.B.- Born on 24th November, 1943. Enrolled as an Advocate on 18th June, 1968. Practised in Civil, Constitutional, Labour and Service matters and specialised in Civil matters. Appointed as Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court from 19th December, 1994. Transferred to Allahabad High Court on 9th January, 1995. Retransferred as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court on and from 4th August, 2000. B.Sc., B.L. - Born on 8th August, 1944. Enrolled as an Advocate at Dhanbad in March, 1968. Practised on Constitutional and Civil cases in Ranchi Bench of the Patna High Court. Appointed Judge of the Patna High Court on 9th March, 1987. Transferred to the Calcutta High Court on 11th May, 1994. B.Sc., LL.B. - Born on 15th December, 1944. Enrolled as an Advocate in April, 1969. Practised in the High Court at Calcutta in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 27th September, 1995. The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Kumar Bhattacharya - Born on 1st October, 1945 in a doctor's family in Calcutta. Graduated in 1966 from the University of Calcutta. Obtained LL.B. and then LL.M. Degrees from the said University in 1969 & 1994 respectively. On being selected by the P.S.C., west Bengal, joined the W.B.C.S. (Judicial) on 01-03-1974. Promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service on 04-06-1992. Posted at different places in different capacities. Was District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar from March, 1999 till 04-01-2000. Held the Posts of Joint Secretary, Special Secretary and thereafter Secretary-in-charge, Judicial Department from January, 2000 to the 1st week of July, 2001. Prior to elevation to the Bench of Calcutta High court, was posted as Principal Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal, Law Department. M.A., LL.B. - Born on 14th January, 1945. Started practice in 1970 and dealt with Civil, Criminal and Revenue cases. Appointed Judge in the Calcutta High Court on 6th August, 1990. Born on 28th January, 1945. Educated in Pathabhavan, School Section of Santiniketan, Visva Bharati University. Passed B.A. from Maharaja Bir Bikram College, Agartala. After graduation he did his LL.B. Course from University College of Law, Calcutta in 1974. Enrolled as an Advocate in 1975 under Bar Council of Assam etc. In that very year joined Gauhati High Court Bart at Agartala Bench. Conducted mainly criminal, writ and election cases. He was appointed Advocate General of Tripura in March, 1988. Appointed permanent Judge of Gauhati High Court on 14.11.1991. Upon transfer, he joined Calcutta High Court on 3.10.1997. He is due to retire on 28.1.2007. The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Kumar Mitra. B.Com., L.L.B - Born on 3rd May, 1945. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of West Bengal on 1st August , 1973, Practised in High Court, Calcutta and various other Courts till elevation to bench as judge, Calcutta High Court in 29.6.2001 The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pravendu Narayan Sinha, M.A., LL.B. Born on 15th July, 1945. Joined Judicial Service on 15.06.1973. Worked as Munsif, Metropolitan Magistrate, S.D.J.M., Assistant District and Assistant Sessions Judge and joined West Bengal Higher Judicial Service on 23.12.1991. Worked as C.J.M., Additional District and Sessions Judge, Senior Law Officer, Calcutta State Transport Corporation and District Judge. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 18.04.2002. B.A., LL.B.- Born on 1st July, 1946. Enrolled as an Advocate in 1968. Appointed as a Law Officer in Law Commission of India, Deputy Legislative Counsel and then Additional Legislative Counsel in the Ministry of Law and Justice. Was a Judicial Member of Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal from 1980 to 1990. Elevated as Judge of the Rajasthan High Court in July, 1990. Transferred in December, 1997 to Calcutta High Court. The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Alok Kumar Basu, M.A (Economics), L.L.M - Born on 24th February, 1946. Worked as Munsif, Judicial Magistrate; Metropolitan Magistrate, Sub_Divisional Judicial Magistrate; Deputy Registrar in the Registry of Trade Mark, Government of India, Bombay; Assistant District Judge, Deputy Manager, Legal in FCI; Additional District & Sessions Judge; District Judge; Judge at City Civil and Sessions Court ,Calcutta; Inspecting Judicial Officer in the Registry of High Court; Registrar General, Appellate Side, High Court. Elevated to bench as Judge, Calcutta High Court in 18.5.2001. B.A., LL.B. - Born on 31st October, 1946. Started practice in 1970 in Civil matters in the Calcutta High Court. Appointed Judge in the Calcutta High Court on 6th August, 1990. Born on February 1, 1947. After doing B.Sc., passed LL.B. Examination in the year 1970. Had also obtained Certificates of Diploma (Part I & Part II) in French Language. After being enrolled as an Advocate in January 1971, practised in the Hooghly District Court in Civil and Criminal matters for about 5½ years. Joined WBCS (Judicial) on July 1, 1976. Promoted to WBHJS in 1994 and was first posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Hooghly, on November 8, 1994. Thereafter worked as District & Sessions Judge, Birbhum, Howrah and 24-Parganas (South), as Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court, Calcutta, twice. Also worked as the Joint Secretary in the Land & Land Reforms Department of the Government of West Bengal. Joined as Director of West Bengal Judicial Academy on November 23, 2005. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. Born on February 27, 1947. Did M.A. in Philosophy. Passed B.L. Examination in the year 1968. was enrolled as an Advocate on 26.4.1972 and practised in the Purulia District Court in Civil and Criminal matters for five years before joining the W.B.C.S. (Judicial) on 12.5.1977. Was promoted to the WBHJS on 17.1.1996. Worked as District & Sessions Judge, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, from 19.11.1999 to 8.4.2002 and as District & Sessions Judge, 24- Parganas (North) from 10.4.2002 to 9.9.2003. Worked as Registrar (Vigilance & Protocol) in the High Court at Calcutta from 9.9.2003 to 1.12.2004 when was posted as Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court, Calcutta. Thereafter worked as District & Sessions Judge, Howrah, from 23.12.2005. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. M.A., LL.B. - Born on 3rd February, 1947. Enrolled as an Advocate on 1st December, 1971 and practised in the Calcutta High Court and also in the Supreme Court of India in Constitutional, Service, Labour, Company, Education, Revenue Customs, Civil and Criminal matters. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 10th January, 1994. Transferred to Patna High Court on 4th April, 1994. Retransferred as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court on and from 1st August, 2000. Born on March 19, 1947. A son of a pioneer in the field of Homoeopathic practice and education. After doing B.Sc., passed LL.B. Examination in the year 1969. Passed Pleader’s Survey Examination in 1973. Was enrolled as an Advocate on 25.2.1971 and practised in the Howrah District Court for six years in Civil and Criminal matters. Joined WBCS (Judicial) on 25.4.1977. Was promoted to the WBHJS in 1996 and was posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Birbhum, on 17.1.1996. Worked as District & Sessions Judge, Burdwan, from 8.2.2002 to 7.6.2003. Worked as the Registrar in the Circuit Bench of the High Court at Calcutta, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, from 20.9.2003 to 18.12.2004. Thereafter worked as Registrar (Vigilance & Protocol) in the High Court at Calcutta from 20.12.2004. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sadhan Kumar Gupta, M.A. LL.B. Born on 20.04.1947. Graduated in the year 1966 with Hons. in History. Took Master Degree in Modern History from the Calcutta University, passed the LL.B. examination from Calcutta University in the year 1969. Joined the Judicial Service in the year 1974. Promoted to the Higher Judicial Service in the year 1992. Was appointed District & Sessions Judge, Bankura in the year 1998. Appointed Registrar General in the year 2001. Appointed a Judge of the Calcutta High Court with effect from 18.04.2002. Born on September 19, 1947. After doing B.A. (Hons.) did M.A. and thereafter LL.B. in the year 1970. Was enrolled as an Advocate on May 22, 1970 and practised for about six years in the Jangipur Sub-Divisional Court, District Murshidabad, in Civil and Criminal matters from 8.6.1970. Joined WBCS (Judicial) on 7.4.1976. Promoted to WBHJS in 1994 and was first posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Asansol, District Burdwan, on 28.12.1994. Thereafter worked as District & Sessions Judge, South Dinajpur District at Balurghat. Called to the Registry of the High Court at Calcutta in July 2001 and ultimately became the Registrar General of High Court at Calcutta on 30.08.2003. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. LL.B.- Born on 10th September, 1947. Enrolled as an Advocate on 23rd July, 1970 and pracrtised on the Original and Appellate Side of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Appointed as Assistant Advocate General in 1975 and Deputy Advocate General in 1977 and Advocate General of the State in March, 1990 and designated as Senior Advocate in 1990. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on 7th November, 1990. Transferred to Calcutta High Court on 6th May, 1996. Born on February 11, 1947. After doing Graduation, did M.A. in Modern History and LL.B. Passed WBCS (Judicial) Examination, 1975 and stood Third. Joined Judicial Service on 17.3.1976. Promoted to WBHJS in 1995 and got the first posting as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Murshidabad, on 22.3.1995. Worked as District & Sessions Judge, Malda from 9.5.2001 to 13.5.2002. Served the Registry of the High Court at Calcutta as Registrar (Inspection) and Registrar (Judicial Service) from 15.5.2002 to 18.4.2005. Then worked as District & Sessions Judge, Jalpaiguri, from 26.4.2005. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. M.A .(History), L.L.B. - Born on 25th December, 1947. Graduated from the university of Calcutta in Arts in 1965. Passed L.L.B. from the University of Calcutta in the year 1968. Enrolled as an advocate under the Bar Council of west Bengal in 1969. Passes M.A. in History in the year 1970. Started prctice as an Income Rax Consultant and tehreafter joined west Bengal Judicial Service as Munsif at Howrah Court in January, 1975. Promoted to Higher Judicial Service in May . 1992. Appointed as District judge , Uttar Dinajpur in 1999. Joined as Registrar( Vigilance & Protocol ) at High Court, Calcutta in 2000 and thereafter as Registrar ( Listing ) and subsequently held the post of Registrar General (officiating ) till middle of May, 2002. Appointed as District Judge , 24 Parganas ( South ) ( Alipore ) in May, 2002. Worked as Chief Judge, City Civil & sessions Court, Calcutta from January, 2003 before being elevated as judge of the High Court, Calcutta on 19th January, 2004. B.A. (Honours in English) LL.B. Born on 1st April, 1948. Enrolled as an Advocate on 19.12.1974. Practised as an Advocate in Calcutta High Court since 1974. Worked in the State Panel since 1979 till elevation. Worked as an Advocate in the Senior Panel of the State of West Bengal for the last six years before elevation. Elevated to the Bench of Calcutta High Court on 24th February, 1999. Born on February 2, 1948. Did M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics. Passed LL.B. in 1972 and was enrolled as an Advocate on 28.11.1972. Practised in the Tamluk Sub-Divisional Court, District Midnapore (Undivided), for three years in Civil and Criminal matters. Joined WBCS (Judicial) on 25.4.1977. Was promoted to the WBHJS in 1996. Worked as District & Sessions Judge, Darjeeling, from 21.6.2002 to 4.2.2004. Thereafter worked as the Judicial Member of West Bengal Commercial Taxes Appellate and Revisional Board from 11.2.2004. Thereafter worked as Joint Legal Remembrancer, Government of West Bengal from February, 06. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. Born on January 3, 1948. Passed WBCS (Judicial) Examination in the year 1976 and joined Judicial Service. Was promoted to WBHJS on 12.2.1996. Worked as Secretary in the Judicial Department, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Administration, from 29.9.1999 to 30.10.2001 and as District & Sessions Judge, Nadia, from 11.6.2002 to 6.1.2003. Was called to the Registry of the High Court at Calcutta on 7.1.2003 and worked there till 18.10.2004. Was posted as Joint Secretary in the Judicial Department, Government of West Bengal, on 19.10.2004 and thereafter as District & Sessions Judge, Howrah, on 13.5.2005. Lastly, worked as District & Sessions Judge, 24-Parganas (South), from 13.5.2005. Was Elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as an Additional Judge on June 22, 2006. Born on April 22, 1948. After doing B.Sc., passed LL.B. Examination in 1972 and obtained First Class. On being enrolled as an Advocate on 7.9.1972, practised in Malda District Court for 4½ years in Civil and Criminal matters. Passed WBCS (Judicial) Examination in 1976 and joined Judicial Service on 25.4.1977. Promoted to the WBHJS on 20.12.1995. Worked as District & Sessions Judge of Murshidabad, from 20.5.2002 to 5.12.2003 and of 24-Parganas (North) from 12.12.2003 to 24.5.2004. Thereafter, worked as Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court, Calcutta from 1.6.2004 to 10.8.2005 and as Judge, City Sessions Court, Calcutta from 11.8.2005 to 21.6.2006. Elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. M.A., LL.B.- Born on 19th July, 1948. Started practice in 1973 in the District Court and High Court on Civil and Criminal Sides. Appointed Judge in the Calcutta High Court on 6th August, 1990. The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pranab Kumar Deb, M.A., LL.B. - Born on 10th May, 1948. Joined the West Bengal Judicial Service as Munsif on 28th April, 1975. Served as District Judge, Bankura, Registrar of the Circuit Bench of Calcutta High Court at Port Blair, Judge, TADA Court and Principal Secretary, Judicial Department, Government of West Bengal, before being elevated to the Calcutta The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sailendra Prasad Talukdar, Born on 10th July, 1948. Graduated from St. Xaviers College, Calcutta with Honours in Chemistry in 1967. Passed L.L.B. from University of Calcutta and joined Judicial Service in 1974. Promoted to Higher Judicial Service in the year 1992. Author of the book "The Legal Miscellany" (1978). Held Enquiry Commission being appointed by the Government of West Bengal. Was Member Secretary, Calcutta Legal Services Committee. Underwent training on "Gender and Law" in Warwick University, Coventry, U.K. Was editor of two journals namely, "Justice and the People" and "Bicharer Bani" (Voice of Justice). Worked in various capacities like District & Sessions Judge, Burdwan; Registrar, High Court, Calcutta; Legal Remembrancer and finally, as Principal Secretary, Judicial Department, Government of West Bengal, before being elevated as Judge of the High Court, Calcutta on 18th of April, 2002. Was born on 3rd day of September 1949 in a sub-divisional town at Contai in the district of erstwhile Midnapur. School and college education in the said sub-divisional town at Contai. Graduation from the Calcutta University in 1969. Obtained LL.B. degree from the Calcutta University in the year 1973. Was enrolled as an Advocate on 13th March 1975 and practised more than five years as an Advocate in the City Civil and Sessions Court, Calcutta and in the Calcutta High Court in both civil and criminal matters. Joined West Bengal Judicial Service in the year 1980 as Munsif. Worked as Deputy Secretary, Law Department, Government of West Bengal for more than one year. Was promoted to West Bengal Higher Judicial Service in 1998 and was first posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge at Cooch Behar. Thereafter, worked as District & Sessions Judge at Burdwan. Called to the Registry of the High Court at Calcutta in the month of January, 2005. Lastly worked as District & Sessions Judge at Purulia. Was elevated to the Bench of the Calcutta High Court as Judge on 24th June 2009. Born on September 28, 1949. Passed School Final Examination in 1965 from Tajpur M.N. Roy Institution of Amta P.S. of Howrah district. Obtained B.A. with Honours in English in 1969, LL.B. in 1972, Master Degree in English in 1973, Master Degree in Political Science in 1980 and LL.M in 1984 from The Calcutta University. Was Registrar of the West Bengal Dental Council, a statutory body under Department of Health and Family Planning, Government of West Bengal from 1974 to 31.08.1977. Joined West Bengal Civil Service (Judicial) on 1st September, 1977. Undergone in-service administrative and survey training for seven and half months in 1985 at Administrative Training Institute of the Government of West Bengal at Salt Lake, Kolkata. Promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service on 23rd April, 1996 and was posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Darjeeling. Thereafter, he held different posts like:- 1. Senior Law Officer, Metro Railway, Calcutta – 01.12.99 to 08.12.02 2. District Judge, Jalpaiguri – 09.12.02 to 17.01.04 3. Joint Secretary, Judicial Department – 21.01.04 to 29.09.04 With additional charge of Secretary-in-Charge, Judicial Department - 01.03.04 to 31.08.04 4. District Judge, Howrah – 29.09.04 to 13.05.05 5. Principal Secretary, Judicial Department, – 13.05.05 to 03.02.08 Government of West Bengal with additional charge of:- i) Legal Remembrancer, Government of West Bengal. - 31.07.06 to 03.02.08 ii) Principal Secretary and Director of Official Languages and - 01.03.06 to 03.02.08 Ex-officio Secretary, Law Department, Government of West Bengal etc. iii) Member Secretary, Access to Justice Project, West Bengal - 04.06.05 to 23.06.09 6. Registrar General, High Court, Calcutta – 04.02.08 to 23.06.09 With additional charge of:- i) Registrar Judicial Service - 30.01.09 to 19.06.09 ii) Registrar Inspection I - 05.03.08 to 07.07.08 iii) Registrar Vigilance & Protocol - 05.03.08 to 30.06.08 Was founder Secretary of the West Bengal Judicial Officers’ Democratic Association and also ex-officio administrator of a) Jalpesh Temple, Jalpaiguri. b) Bhotbagan Math, Ghusuri, Howrah. c) Amdanga Karunamoyee Temple, North 24-Parganas. He has a literary bent and published one anthology of poem styled as ‘KABARI’ in 1978. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 24, 2009. Born on 20-10-1949. Obtained M.A. in English and LL. B. Degree from Calcutta University. Enrolled as an Advocate in May, 1974 and practised mainly in Criminal, Constitutional and Civil matters in Calcutta High Court. Joined the West Bengal Judicial Service and was posted as Probationary Munsif, Alipore on 23.06.1980. Held various Judicial positions including the post of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate in Purulia, Darjeeling and Rampurhat. Promoted to the Higher Judicial service on 29.04.1997. Posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Malda. Held the post of Joint Secretary, Judicial Department, Government of West Bengal. Became District and Sessions Judge, Nadia on 28.01.2004. Posted as Registrar (Administration) in the High Court, Appellate Side at Calcutta and also acted as Registrar General. Appointed as District and Sessions Judge, Howrah and joined on 15.02.2008. Elevated as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Calcutta on 24.06.2009. Born on December 31, 1949. After doing M.A., passed LL.B. Examination in the year 1972. Was enrolled as an Advocate in December, 1972 and practised as an Advocate in the District Court of Birbhum in Civil and Criminal matters. Passed WBCS (Judicial) Examination, 1975 and joined WBCS (Judicial) on 17.3.1976. Promoted to WBHJS in 1995. Worked as District & Sessions Judge, Nadia, from 4.4.2001 to 3.4.2002, thereafter Joint Legal Remembrancer, West Bengal, till 8.1.2003, thereafter District and Sessions Judge, 24-Parganas (South) till 8.9.2003 and thereafter District & Sessions Judge, 24-Parganas (North) till 4.11.2003. Thereafter worked as Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, West Bengal, from 4.11.2003 to 10.8.2005 before being posted and working as Chief Judge, City Sessions Court, Calcutta, from 11.8.2005. Was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on June 22, 2006. M.A., LL.B.- Born on 14th January, 1950. Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court at Calcutta on December 22, 1979. Practised at the Calcutta High Court mainly in the Criminal Side. Was the Senior Central Government Advocate. Was also the Railway Advocate for the South-Eastern Railway. Appeared for the Central Bureau of Investigation in many important cases. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on and from February 24, 1999. Born on 7th January, 1950 passed School Final in 1965 from Naimouza High School, Sujapur, Maldah. A graduate from Maldah College obtained his Masters in English Literature and LL.B., who joined Maldah District Court in 1974, and after a brief stint, he joined the West Bengal Civil Service (Judicial) in the month of January, 1978 as a P.S.C. candidate. Occupied a number of judicial assignments in different district of West Bengal till he was appointed Deputy Secretary and Joint Secretary in the Department of Law, Government of West Bengal. And then became District and Sessions Judge Birbhum, in the year 2003, then became Judge, City Civil Court, Calcutta. Also served the office of the Appellate Authority, Metro Railway, Calcutta. Appointed Chief Judge in the City Civil Court, Calcutta in 2006 and acted as Ex-officio Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Kolkata in 2006 till he is elevated to the Bench in the High Court of Judicature at Calcutta as permanent Judge on 24.06.2009. B.A., B.A. (Hons.), Law, London, U.K., was born on August 16, 1950. He was enrolled as an Advocate on Decembe 12, 1978 and practised at the Calcutta High Court in Civil, Constitutional, Service, Labour, Company and arbitration matters for 21 years. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on February 5, 2002. B.Sc, LL.B. - Born on 20th November, 1950. Enrolled as an Advocate on 13th March, 1975. Practised in the Calcutta High Court and other High Courts, Tribunals etc. for 20 years. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 12th May, 1997. B.Sc., LL.B - Born on June 2, 1951. After Graduation, passed LL.B. and got himself enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of West Bengal on June 1, 1977. After practising as an Advocate in the in the District Judge's Court, Howrah, for about 5 1/2 years in both civil and criminal matters, passed WBCS (Judl.) Examination in the year 1982 and joined West Bengal Judicial Service. Got first posting as Munsif on probation at Howrah on December 6, 1982. Subsequently, was promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service w.e.f. 30/06/2000. After working as Additional District & Sessions Judge at Krishnagar and thereafter at Burdwan, became the District & Sessions Judge, Birbhum, for the period from 20/06/2007 to 09/06/2009 when he was transferred to the City Civil Court at Calcutta where he worked as a Judge from 10/06/2009 to 19/04/2010. He was the Chief Judge, City Sessions Court at Calcutta from 19/04/2010 to 30/06/2011 when he retired from the West Bengal Judicial Service. Appointed as Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 09/04/2012 (AN). M.A., LLB - Born on 20th February, 1951. Her father was Jehangir Kabir who was a Trade Union Leader and also a Politician. She studied in Loreto School at Dharamtala and passed ICSC on 1967. She studied BA, Modern History at Loreto College and became a graduate in 1971. After this, she did MA in Modern History and LLB at Calcutta University. Thereafter, she was enrolled in August 1978 as an Advocate and she mainly practiced Labour Matters, Service Matters and Wakf matters at the Industrial Tribunal, Labour Courts and Civil Court and at the Calcutta High Court. She married Mr. Manas Sinha, an Advocate in 1986. She was elevated as Judge in the Calcutta High Court on 13th September, 2010. M.A., LL.B - Born on December 3, 1951. After completing Graduation and Post-Graduation, did LL.B. and got herself enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of West Bengal on 25/04/1977 and started practice in the District Judge's Court at Alipore in both Civil and Criminal matters for six years. She passed WBCS (Judl.) Examination in 1983 and got first posting as Munsif on probation at Alipore on 07/02/1983. Subsequently, was promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service w.e.f 30/06/2000. After working as Additional District & Sessions Judge at Burdwan, Murshidabad, Balurghat and Alipore became the District & Sessions Judge, Coochbehar, for the period from 12/03/2007 to 17/03/2008 when she was transferred to the City Civil Court at Calcutta where she worked as a Judge from 27/03/2008 to 11/11/2010 and from 11/11/2010 till she retired from the West Bengal Judicial Service on 31/12/2011 she was the Chief Judge, City Civil Court at Calcutta. Appointed as Judge of High Court at Calcutta on 09/04/2012 (AN). Born on 9th January, 1951. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: M. Sc. (Pure Math), after completing graduation in pure science. LL. B. from University of Burdwan, West Bengal. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Stood 3rd in All India Inter University Elocution contest on "Man Making Ideas of Swami Vivekananda", organised by R. K. Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Calcutta in the year 1972. Stood 1st in Inter University Debate competition on socio political topic held by University of Burdwan. Secured certificate of merit in the All India Inter-University Elocution contest on "Vision of Swami Vivekananda" organised by R. K. Mission Institute of Culture, Calcutta in the year 1974. Got award as best speaker and debater, by the University of Burdwan, for consecutive years 1972 to 1974. Participated as representative of Burdwan University in All India Inter University National Debate Competition for consecutive years 1971 to 1974, held at Kanke (Ranchi) Agricultural University, Madras University, PUSA Agricultural University, at New Delhi and Calcutta University in respective years on different topics of Socio-economic and Socio-political field and also participated in different seminars of national level on different topics on national integration, socio-economic policy of governance and on socio-political philosophy in social context of India, during that period, organised by different Universities of India. Awarded several prizes in Recitation Competitions at School to University level. PROFESSIONAL FIELD Enrolled as an Advocate of West Bengal Bar Council on 29th July, 1975. Practised in District Court of Burdwan district in Civil and Criminal matters till end of the year 1979 and thereafter in High Court at Calcutta in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters till July, 2000. Designated as a Senior Advocate with effect from 4th September, 1995. ELEVATION Appointed as permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 15th September, 2000. Assumed charge of the Acting Chief Justice with effect from forenoon of 31.10.2012 and demitted office on 9:59 AM of 14th December, 2012. OTHER PARTICULARS Delivered lectures on various topics at different seminars in the field of Law, Religion, Indian Philosophy on social issues, Human Rights and Spiritualism. Was visiting faculty at Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal. Subject of teaching: Constitution of India, Administrative law, Interpretation of statutes and Jurisprudence. M.A. LL.B. - Born on 9th November, 1951. Passed LL.B. Examination from the University of Calcutta. Joined WBCS (Judicial) on 2nd May, 1979. Became District & Sessions Judge, Murshidabad on 10.12.2003. Elevated to the Bench of Calcutta High Court on 24th June, 2009. B.Sc., LL.B. - Born on January 1, 1952. After Graduation, passed LL.B. and got himself enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of West Bengal on 23/04/1975 and started practice in the District Judge's Court, Birbhum in civil matters. After practising for seven years, passed WBCS (Judicial) Examination in 1982 and got his first posting as Munsif on probation at Suri on 11/03/1982. Subsequently, he was promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service w.e.f. 30/06/2000. After working as Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate at Asansol, Additional District & Sessions Judge at Darjeeling and Howrah, became the District & Sessions Judge, Uttar Dinajpur, for the period from 04/06/2007 to 02/07/2008. Thereafter he worked as a Registrar in the registry of this High Court from 08/07/2008 to 17/05/2010 when he was transferred to the City Civil Court at Calcutta where he worked as Judge and thereafter he was made the Chief Judge, Presidency Small Cause Court at Calcutta from 04/10/2010 till he retired from the West Bengal Judicial Service on 31/12/2011. Appointed as Judge of High Court at Calcutta on 09/04/2012 (AN). Born on 13th February, 1952 at Dum Dum. Did his schooling from Don Bosco, Park Circus, Kolkata. Passed B.Sc. with Honours in Chemistry from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. Did his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Calcutta University and LL.B. also from Calcutta University. Stood First in the WBCS (Judicial) Examination held in 1979 and got his first posting as Munsif at Howrah in 1980. Posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Krishnanagar, Nadia upon promotion to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service in 2000. Became District and Sessions Judge, Malda in 2007 from where he was transferred to the City Civil Court at Calcutta and thereafter to the Registry of this High Court where he was made the Registrar General on 21st June, 2010. Appointed as Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 9th April, 2012. Born on 3rd January, 1952. After completing Graduation he did Master Degree in Political Science from Rabindra Bharati University. Did LL.B from Jogesh Chandra Chowdhury College of Law under Calcutta University. He stood one of the two seconds in the WBCS (Judicial) Examination held in 1979 and posted as Munsif on probation at Howrah on 10.11.1980. Subsequently he was promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service on 10.11.2000 and posted al Kalimpong, Alipore, Bishnupur and Arambagh as Additional District & Sessions Judge. Became the District and Sessions Judge, Murshidabad and served there from 09.04.2008 to 30.06.2009. After that he was posted as Registrar, Circuit Bench of the Calcutta High Court at Port Blair, A&N Islands till 20.07.2010 and then posted on transfer to the Registry in the principal seat of this High Court at Calcutta as Registrar (Judicial Service) to look after the affairs of the sub-ordinate judiciary in West Bengal. Now appointed as Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 9th April 2012 (AN). Prasenjit Mandal, B.Sc. Honours in Physics, LL.B. was born on March 28, 1952. He was enrolled as an advocate on January 22, 1975. He passed the W.B.C.S. (Judicial) Examination in the year 1976 and joined the Judicial Service on September 20, 1976. He was promoted to the W.B.H.J.S. on February 1, 1996. He held the posts of Additional District & Sessions Judge, Judge, Special Court, under the E.C. Act, Judge, Special Court under the N.D.P.S. Act and Chief Judicial Magistrate at different stations of West Bengal. He worked as District & Sessions Judge, Dakshin Dinajpur at Balurghat from November 11, 2002 to March 9, 2004. He was appointed as Commissioner for Departmental Enquiries, Vigilance Commission, West Bengal from March 11, 2004 to January 24, 2006. He functioned as Judge, City Civil Court, Calcutta from January 24, 2006 and Chief Judge, City Civil Court, Calcutta from April 1, 2006 to June 21, 2006. He was appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court, Calcutta on June 22, 2006 and permanent Judge on January 31, 2008. Born on 04.01.1952 at Malda. Passed H.S. examination in the year 1968. Completed graduation in the year 1971 from North Bengal University in Commerce. Passed L.LB. examination in 1977 from Calcutta University. Joined W.B.J.S on 17.11.1979. Worked as Munsif, Judicial Magistrate, Chief Judicial Magistrate till promotion to Higher Judicial Service in the year 1999. Acted as Law Officer, Geological Survey of India, Member Cooperative Tribunal, Additional Director, West Bengal Judicial Academy and as District Judge, Birbhum and North 24 Paraganas. Elevated as Judge, Calcutta High Court on 21.06.2010. B.Sc. (Hons.), LL.M. - Born on March 4, 1952. After completing Graduation with Honours in Mathematics from Calcutta University, passed LL.B. and thereafter obtained Master's Degree in Law, also from Calcutta University. Passed WBCS (Ex) and certain other services examination, 1978 and served for 2 years. Also passed WBCS (Judicial) Exam, 1979 and joined in 1981 and got his first posting as Munsif on probation at Alipore on 13.05.1981. While in the rank of Assistant District Judge, he served on deputation as Deputy Manager (Legal) in the Food Corporation of India, Calcutta, from 26.06.1998 to 29.11.2000. Subsequently, he was promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service w.e.f. 30.11.2000. After working as Additional District & Sessions Judge at Jangipur, Midnapore and Alipore, he was posted as the Competent Authority, Metro Railway, Calcutta, from 02.05.2005 to 28.11.2008. Thereafter he was appointed District & Sessions Judge, Uttar Dinajpur, and remained in that post from 01.12.2008 to 22.12.2009. He also worked as a Judge VII Bench, City Civil Court, Calcutta from 23.12.2009 to 09.07.2010. He also served in the Registry, High Court, Calcutta, as Registrar (Vigilance & Protocol) and thereafter as Registrar General till 31st March, 2012. He was elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 09.04.2012 (AN). Appointed as Permanent Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 10/09/2013 (AN). B.Com., LL.B. - Was born on 5th June, 1952. Enrolled as an Advocate on 19th December, 1978. Practised at Calcutta mainly in Civil, Company and Constitutional matters. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 14th July, 1995. B.Com., LL.B. - Born on 28th May, 1952. Enrolled as an Advocate on 30th November, 1976. Practised in the High Court of Calcutta in Civil, Commercial, Constitutional and Company matters from 1976. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 17th July, 1997. Born on 15th June, 1952. Passed Higher Secondary Examination in 1968 in First Division with letter in Chemistry from Atheneum Institution, Calcutta. Passed B.Sc. with Honours in Chemistry in 1971 from Vidyasagar College, Calcutta. Passed L.LB from Surendranath College. Stood second in W.B.C.S. (Judicial) Examination held in 1978. Joined Judicial Service in 1979. Posted in different stations in various capacities. Posted in Calcutta Port Trust as Deputy Legal Advisor on deputation. Posted under Andaman & Nicobar Administration as Secretary Law on deputation. As Secretary Law used to function as Secretary Labour, Secretary Jail, I.G. Prison and Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authorities. As District Judge posted at Birbhum, 24 Paraganas (South), Alipur twice, Dakshin Dinajpur, Balurghat. Posted as Chief Judge, City Sessions Court and before elevation posted as Registrar General, Calcutta High Court. Elevated to the Bench on 21st June 2010. B.Sc., LL.B. - Born on 29th September, 1952. Enrolled as an Advocate on 14th March, 1975. Designated as a Senior Advocate with effect from 19th December, 1994. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 17th July, 1997 Born at Calcutta on 11/01/1952, passed H.S. Examination in the year 1967, passed B.Sc. Examination with Honours in Chemistry in the year 1971 from the University of Calcutta, passed L.LB Examination from the same University in the year 1977. Appeared in both W.B.C.S. (Executive) as well as W.B.C.S. (Judicial) Examination in the year 1977 and 1978 respectively, qualified for appointment in both the services. Opted for W.B.C.S. (Judicial) Service in the year 1978 and appointed as Munsif at Howrah in the year 1980. Got promotion in the Higher Judicial Service in the year 1998. Served as Additional District Judge at Cooch Behar and Howrah and then appointed as District Judge, Nadia. Thereafter posted as Judge, 9th Bench at City Civil Court at Calcutta. And thereafter served as Legal Advisor L & LR. Department of the Government of West Bengal, then posted as Registrar (Judicial Service) at High Court, Calcutta and subsequently, elevated as Judge of this Court with effect from 21.06.2010 B.Sc., L.LB Born on 11th May, 1952. Joined West Bengal Judicial Service on 28th November, 1979 through the examination conducted by Public Service Commission, W.B. in the year 1978, as Munsif on probation at Alipore, 24-Paraganas (undivided). Posted at Suri, Birbhum and Berhampore, Murshidabad as S.D.J.M., Andaman & Nicobar Islands as C.J.M., Bankura as District & Sessions Judge, City Sessions Court, Calcutta as Chief Judge. Also posted as Jt. Legal Remembrancer, Government of West Bengal, Legal Remambrancer, Government of West Bengal, Law Secretary, Government of West Bengal and Principal Secretary, Judicial Department, Government of West Bengal before elevation to the Calcutta High Court on 21.06.2010. B.Com., LL.B. - Born on 7th May, 1953. Enrolled as an advocate on 21st April, 1981. Practised in the High Court in Civil, Constitutional and Criminal matters, Civil suits and Arbitration matters. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 17th July, 1997. Assumed charge as the Acting Chief Justice on and from October, 5, 2012. Mr. Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia son of Sh. Jaswant Singh Tej was born on 31.05.1957. Did his graduation from Government College for Men Chandigarh and after obtaining Post-Graduation in English obtained degree of LL.B from the University Campus of Punjab University. Had upbringing at Chandigarh and was awarded School, College, University colour for debates and public speaking. Won numerous prizes in declamation, debates. Was Editor of Punjabi Section of College Magazine 'Vikas' and was awarded various prizes for literary contributions in stories and essay writing. Enrolled as an Advocate on July 30, 1982. Started his professional career from Chambers of late Sardar Dara Singhji, Senior Advocate and mainly concentrated on criminal side. Was appointed Additional Advocate General, Government of Punjab from April 1997 to December 1998. In that capacity handled cases of Service Law and Sales Tax. Was also member of Guest Faculty, Department of Law, Punjab University for the Academic Session 1990-91. Due to professional engagements declined reappointment as member of Guest Faculty in Department of Law, Punjab University. Subsequently was designated as Senior Advocate for Punjab and Haryana High Court on 26.2.2007 and was later elevated as Additional Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 5.12.2007. On 1.7.2009, His Lordship became permanent Judge. Transferred to the High Court at Calcutta and took charge of office as Judge there w.e.f. 19.4.2012. M.A. Ph.D. (English) L.LB (Calcutta). Elevated as Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on June 21, 2010 Retirement-31.07.2014 M.Com., LL.B. - Born on November 24, 1952. After completing Graduation and Post-Graduation, passed LL.B. Thereafter passed WBCS (Judicial) Examination in 1979 and got his first posting as Munsif on probation at Alipore on 10/11/1980. Subsequently, he was promoted to the West Bengal Higher Judicial Service w.e.f. 27/11/2000. After working as Additional District & Sessions Judge at Barasat, Katwa and Alipore, became the District & Sessions Judge, Burdwan from 10/04/2008 to 10/06/2009 when he was transferred to the City Civil Court at Calcutta where he worked as a Judge from 15/06/2009 to 19/06/2009 and from 20/06/2009 to 15/01/2011 he worked as a Registrar in the registry of this High Court. On 17/01/2011 he took over the Office of the District & Sessions Judge, 24-Paraganas (North) where he was posted so long. Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court at Calcutta on 09/04/2012 (AN). Appointed as Permanent Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 10/09/2013 (AN). The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Tapan Kumar Dutt, B. Com. (Hons.), LL.B. - Born on February 9, 1953. Passed the Indian School Certificate Examination from La Martiniere School for Boys in First Division. Passed B.Com. (Hons.) from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta. Passed LL.B. Examination from University of Calcutta. Enrolled as an Advocate on February 14, 1980. Practised in Civil and Constitutional matters in the High Court at Calcutta for 23 years. Elevated as a permanent Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on December 3, 2003. B.A. LL. B. Born on 17th February, 1953. Enrolled as an advocate on 21st April, 1981. Started practice in civil, criminal, labour and service matters in the Calcutta High Court. Designated as Senior Advocate on 20th April, 2001. Elevated to the Bench as Judge, Calcutta High Court on 5th February, 2002 Born on 10-04-1954. Did schooling from Sri Sri Sarada Vidyapith Dubrajpur, Birbhum and passed High Secondary Examination in the year 1971 being placed in 1st Division. Passed B.Sc with Honours in Mathematics (2nd Class) from T.D.B. College, Raniganj under Burdwan University in the year 1975. Passed L.L.B. Examination (3 years Full time Day Course) securing High Second Class (59.1%) from Burdwan University Department of Law in the year 1979. Stood First in the W.B.C.S. (Judicial) Examination held in 1981 and joined as Probationary Munsiff at Burdwan on 06.12.1982. Posted at different places in all the tiers of service. Also served as Special Officer (Law) in Urban Land Ceiling and Urban Development Department of Government of West Bengal. On promotion to the Higher Judicial Service in the month of January, 2002 was posted as Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Fast Track Court – I, Krishnanagar, Nadia and served as Judge, Industrial Tribunal, Calcutta for three years. Thereafter posted as District & Sessions Judge, Bankura in December, 2009 and in July, 2010 was transferred as District & Sessions Judge, Coochbehar wherefrom transferred to the City Civil Court, Calcutta in August, 2010. Thereafter posted as Chief Judge, City Civil Court, Calcutta and Chief Judge, Presidency Small Causes Court, Calcutta and was again posted as Chief Judge, City Civil Court, Calcutta wherefrom elevated as an Additional Judge, High Court, Calcutta and took oath on 01st October, 2013 (FN).  Born (Delhi) - 30-12-1959;  Graduated in Humanities from the Punjabi University - 1978;  Completed LL.B. (Hons.) from Indore, Topping in the University Examinations each year - 1978-81;  Topped the West Bengal Judicial Service Examination - 1982;  In Service - Performed various Judicial, Administrative, Advisory as well as Academic Assignments within & outside West Bengal - Deputation Assignments -  Professor & Coordinator, Law Faculty, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie – 2007-10;  Monopolies & Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, Ministry of Law, Justice & Company Affairs, New Delhi - – 1998-99;  Delhi Judiciary (Civil Judge-cum-Metropolitan Magistrate, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi) -- 1987-88; Sr. WB Postings -  Director, West Bengal Judicial Academy - 2011-12;  District & Sessions Judge - i) Jalpaiguri - 2010-11; ii) South 24-Parganas (at Alipore) - 2012-13;  Elevated as Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 01.10.2013. Not provided B.A. (Hons.), LL. B. 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. Born on 05.12.1955 at Bellary as daughter of Shri C. Bheemappa Chetty and Smt. Rangamma. After completing B.A. Degree from Allum Sumangalamma Womens’ College, Bellary, joined Renukacharya Law College, Bangalore and obtained LL.B Degree in the year 1977. Had an opportunity to visit the Crown Court at Hurham, U.K. during her stay in England for about one year. Enrolled as an Advocate on 11.08.1978. She was the first lady advocate to practice at Bellary. Served as legal advisor for several Banks, Agro Industries, KEB, KMF & APMC. Handled several important cases both on civil and criminal sides. Joined Karnataka Judicial Service as District Judge on 15.04.1988. Got fellowship on Gender and Law in 1997 at Warwick University in England. Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka (first Lady Judge) on 21.02.2000 and permanent Judge on 17.08.2000. She was the President of the Karnataka Judicial Academy from 21.06.2008 to 25.03.2010. She was also the Executive Chairperson of the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority. As Executive Chairperson, she had worked for the welfare of transgenders and arranged seminars throughout the State. On transfer to the Kerala High Court, assumed charge as Acting Chief Justice on 09.11.2011. Became Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on 26.09.2012. In recognition of the outstanding contributions in the field of law the Karnataka State Womens’ University, Bijapur honoured her with a degree of Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) at the fourth annual convocation held on 3rd March, 2013 at Bijapur. Took charge as Chief Justice, High Court at Calcutta on 05/08/2014. The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Soumitra Pal, B.A., LL.B. - Born on August 28, 1954. Passed Higher Secondary Examination from South Point High Court, Calcutta, in the year 1971. Passed B.A. Examination from the St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, in the year 1975. Passed LL.B. Examination from the University College of Law, Calcutta, in the year 1980. Enrolled as an Advocate on January 21, 1981. Practised in the Original Side as well as in the Appellate Side of the High Court at Calcutta mainly in Revenue, Service, Education, Electricity, Land, Civil and other matters. Elevated as a permanent Judge of the Hon'ble High Court at Calcutta on January, 19, 2004. M.A., L.L.B., was born on December 1, 1954. He was enrolled as an Advocate on September 20, 1982 and practised in the Calcutta High Court for the last 17 years in Civil, Constitutional, Company, Arbitration and Commercial matters. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on September 15, 2000. He was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court on August 22, 2016. He has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court on September 21, 2016. Born on March 01, 1955. Passed M.A. in the year 1976 from Calcutta University, L.L.B. in the year 1979 from Calcutta University. He was recruited to the W.B.C.S. (Judicial) in the year 1983 and joined W.B.C.S. (Judicial) on 21.12.1984. He was promoted to Higher Judicial Service in August 2002. He was posted as Judicial Officer in different Districts of West Bengal including District and Sessions Judge, Burdwan, Legal Remembrancer and Ex-Officio Secretary to the Judicial Department, Government of West Bengal Elevated as Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 01.10.2013. Born on April 01, 1955 Passed B.A. (Hons) in the year 1975 from Ramakrishna Mission Vidya Mandir, Belur Math, Howrah Obtained L.L.B. Degree from the University of Burdwan in the year 1979. After enrollment as an Advocate, practised in the District Court of Purulia on both civil and criminal side for seven years. Joined West Bengal Judicial Service on November 11, 1987 (1984 Bar batch) Worked as Munsif, Judicial Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Subordinate Judge, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Addl. District Judge & Sessions Judge, Administrator General and Official trustees of West Bengal Held the post of District Judge, Birbhum Posted as Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal Elevated as Additional Judge, High Court at Calcutta on 30.03.2015 Appointed as Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 06.10.2016. Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan was born on 12.06.1955 at Karnatham Village, Virudhachalam Taluk, Cuddalore District. His father was a retired teacher and had secured the President of India, award for being a Good teacher. His late mother Kamalam Ammal was a house wife and a tutor for her children. Studied up to High School level at Mangalampet High School, thereafter completed the Pre-University Course, at Virudhachalam Arts College. Thereafter, His Lordship completed B. Sc. graduation at the New College, Chennai. Subsequently, embarked on law study at Madras Law College and completed the Course in the year 1983. Immediately, thereafter, enrolled as Advocate before the Bar Counsel of Tamil Nadu and started practice in the Civil Side. During practice of law, was selected as legal adviser of the Metro Water, Government Advocate in Civil Suits and also Standing Counsel for the Central Government. During the tenure of higher studies, was involved in various Social assignments besides NCC and NSS. Served as a Judge at the Madras High Court for the last 8 years and gaining steadily in the field of Judicial assignments and reform. Transferred to Calcutta High Court on Mar 11, 2016 Born on 15.07.1955. Schooling from Rahara Ramkrishna Mission Boys’ Home School and Passed H. S. Examination in the year 1971. Graduated in Commerce in the year 1974 from Raj College under Burdwan University. Passed L.L.B. (First Class) from Burdwan University, Department of Law in the year 1979. Joined in West Bengal Civil Service (Judicial) on 18.11.1983 (Batch, 1982). Posted at different places in different ranks in all the tiers of service including a Tribunal. Posted as the District and Sessions Judge, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and thereafter as the District and Sessions Judge, North 24-Parganas, West Bengal. Posted as Additional Director and Director of West Bengal Judicial Academy. Also posted as the Principal Secretary, Judicial Department, Government of West Bengal. Elevated as an Additional Judge High Court Calcutta and took oath on 01.10.2013. Father's Name - Late Ratul Krishna Acharyya. Born on August 24, 1955. Educational Qualification : B.Com, L.L.B. Certificate in Business Management (P.G. Level). Passed Higher Secondary Examination under WB. Board of Secondary Education in 1971, B.Com. Examination under Calcutta University in 1974, L.L.B. Examination June 1980 under Calcutta University in 1980, Certificate Course on Business Management (Post Graduate Level) from 16.08.1979 to 13.02.1980 under Continuing Education Centre of Jadabpur University in 1980. Engaged in profession as Advocate from 27.02.1981 to 24.01.1988. Joined in Judicial Service as Munsif on 25.01.1988. Date of Joining as Additional Judge, Hon'ble Calcutta High Court on 30th March, 2015. Appointed as Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 06.10.2016. Born on August 30, 1955. Passed B.Sc. in 1977 and LL.B. in 1982 from the University of Calcutta. Enrolled as an Advocate in December, 1984, joined Calcutta High Court. Practice mainly as a defence Lawyer in criminal matters. Was a Panel Lawyer of Union of India, State of West Bengal as well as Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Was appointed as a permanent Judge of Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2006.` • Born on September 20, 1955 • Completed schooling from St. Mary’s School Pune. Graduated from Sophia College, Mumbai with Microbiology. Graduated in Law from Government Law College, Mumbai. • Enrolled as an Advocate on the rolls of Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa on November 10, 1978. • Practised in the Industrial Tribunal and Labour Court, Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal and the High Court at Bombay. • Sworn-in as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay on March 28, 2001. • Became a Permanent Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay on March 21, 2003. • Transferred to the High Court at Calcutta (vide, Notification dated December 27, 2011) and was sworn in as a Judge of this Court on January 6, 2012. • Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court on December 1, 2016.