First time: Women’s Chief Justice in the four largest high courts of the country

In the top positions of the judicial system, men have been dominating till now, but the situation is changing now. The four metropolitan cities of India are the leading female judges of the country’s largest and oldest High Court, located in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.

First time: Women's Chief Justice in the four largest high courts of the country

With the appointment of Indira Banerjee as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court on March 31, it became history. There are six female judges in the Madras High Court, including Chief Justice, while 53 are male judges. Indira Banerjee was appointed Chief Justice on March 31.

On the other hand, Bombay High has more women than all the high courts in the country. There are 61 male judges, so there are 11 judges women. Following the Chief Justice Manjula Chellur, there is also a woman Justice VM Tahilramani on the position of number two in the Bombay High Court. Regarding his many major decisions, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Rohini is on this post from April 2014. The number of female judges in Delhi High Court is 9, while the number of male judges is 35. Here too, the female judge is Geeta Mittal on the number two position.

Nishita Nirmal, Executive Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, is on this post from 1 December 2016. But the proportion of female and male judges in the High Court is extremely low. There are only four women judges here, while the number of male judges is 35.

In the country’s 24 High Court, there are only 68 judges women in about 632 judges. This figure is about 10.7 percent of the total judges. While the Supreme Court has only one female judge out of 28 judges.

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