The Hon'ble Justice Pratap Kumar Ray
Time Period:14-Dec-2012 to 09-Jan-2013
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.