Ranjit Singh Sarkaria
R S Sarkaria
|Judge, Supreme Court of India|
17 September 1973 – 15 January 1981
|Appointed by||President of India|
|Chairman, Press Council|
19 January 1989 – 23 July 1995
|Born||16 January 1916
|Died||12 September 2007|
Upon obtaining a law degree Shri Sarkaria worked in Patiala as a pleader. He later took a position as an advocate of the Patiala High Court in 1940. Sarkaria was one of two people on a committee created by the state government of the former Patiala and East Punjab States Union (Pepsu) whose role was to translate the new Constitution of India into the Punjabi language.
Following his retirement, Sarkaria was commissioned in 1983 by the government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to study the relationships between the central and state governments of India. The committee became known as the Sarkaria Commission, since it was headed by RS Sarkaria. The Sarkaria Commission submitted its findings in 1988.
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