Ajit Prakash Shah

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Ajit Prakash Shah
Chief Justice of Delhi High Court
In office
May 2008 – February 2010
Personal details
Ajit Prakash Shah

Ajit Prakash Shah (born 13 February 1948 at Solapur) is the former Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India. He was the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from May 2008 till his retirement in February 2010.[1]

Justice Shah did his graduation from Solapur and attended Government Law College, Mumbai for his law degree. After a short span of practice at the Solapur District Court, he shifted to the Bombay High Court in 1977 and joined the chambers of the then-leading Advocate Shri S.C. Pratap. He gained experience in civil, constitutional, service and labour matters.

Justice Shah was appointed Additional Judge of Mumbai High Court on 18 December 1992 and became a permanent Judge on 8 April 1994. He assumed charge as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court[2] on 12 November 2005 and was transferred as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 7 May 2008.[3]

Since June 2011, Justice Shah has been the Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC),[4] the self-regulatory body for non-news general entertainment channels (GECs) set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF).[5]

RIL rejects Shah committee in ONGC dispute[edit]

On 11.Jan.2016, Reliance Industries (RIL) disputed the jurisdiction of a panel headed by Shah in the RIL-ONGC dispute. It challenged the oil ministry's decision to intervene in the dispute by setting up the panel, headed by Justice AP Shah. At the first meeting of the panel on 31 December, RIL and its partner Niko stated they would boycott its proceedings.[6]


  1. ^ "Architect of HC gay order known for bold rulings". The Times of India. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Madras High Court". Hcmadras.tn.nic.in. 24 July 2004. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  3. ^ "AP Shah Transferred from Madras High Court to Delhi High Court". The Hindu. India. 7 May 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  4. ^ http://ibfindia.com/history-vision
  5. ^ http://ibfindia.com
  6. ^ http://economictimes.com/industry/energy/oil-gas/ongc-ril-dispute-ril-rejects-shah-panel-argues-for-arbitration/articleshow/50474735.cms

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