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Madras High Court gets 10 additional judges

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, DEC 2, 2020: THE President of India appointed 10 new additional judges to the Madras High Court today, according to the Ministry of Law and Justice.

According to the notification, Mr Govindarajulu Chandrasekharan, Mr A.A. Nakkiran, Mr Veerasamy Sivagnanam, Mr Ganesan Ilangovan, Ms Ananthi Subramanian, Ms Kannammal Shanmuga Sundaram, Mr Sathi Kumar Sukumara Kurup, Mr Murali Shankar Kuppuraju, Ms Manjula Ramaraju Nalliah, and Ms. Thamilselvi T. Valayapalayam, were appointed as additional judges of the Madras High Court, in that order of seniority.

The appointments of Mr Chandrasekharan, Mr Nakkiran, Mr Sivagnanam, Mr Ilangovan, Mr Kurup, Mr Kuppuraju, Ms Nalliah and Ms Valayapalayam would be for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices.

However, the period of appointment of Ms Subramanian and Ms Sundaram, would be with effect from the date they assume charge of their office till 30 July, 2022 and 19 July, 2022 respectively, as they would retire on those dates.

Mr Govindarajulu Chandrasekharan entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1991 and is presently serving as the Director, Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy in Chennai since September 2016.

Mr A.A. Nakkiran entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1991 and is currently the Principal Labour Judge, Industrial Tribunal, Chennai, since June 2018.

Mr Veerasamy Sivagnanam entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1991 and is serving as the Principal District Judge, Thanjavur since May 2018.

Mr Ganesan Ilangovan entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1991 and presently served as the Registrar (Judicial) Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, Madurai since September 2015.

Ms Ananthi Subramanian entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1991 and has served as the Principal District Judge, Vellore since March 2016.

Ms Kannammal Shanmuga Sundaram entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1991 and is presently working as the VII Additional Principal Judge, Family Court, Chennai since June 2019.

Mr Sathikumar Sukumara Kurup entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1994 as Civil Judge (Junior Division) and served in various capacities at different places as a Judicial Officer. Presently he is working as Special Judge, Special Court under TNPID Act since July 2018.

Mr Murali Shankar Kuppuraju entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service on 27.11.1995 as Civil Judge (Junior Division) and is currently working as Principal District Judge, Tiruchirappalli since June 2019.

Ms Manjula Ramaraju Nalliah entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1995 as Civil Judge (Junior Division) and she is presently working as Sessions Judge, Mahalir Needhimandram, and Chennai since November 2017.

Ms Thamilselvi T. Valayapalayam entered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in 1995 as Civil Judge (Junior Division) and is working as Registrar (Judicial), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court since May 2019.

As of 1 November 2020, the Madras High Court had 53 judges and a shortage of 22, according to the Department of Justice.


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