|Judge of the Supreme Court of India |
28 January 2000 – 2 June 2006
|Appointed by||Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, President of India|
|Judge of the Calcutta High Court|
|Born||3 June 1941|
Kolkata, West Bengal
|Alma mater||St Anne's College, Oxford|
Justice Ruma Pal (born 3 June 1941) was a judge of the Supreme Court of India until her retirement on 3 June 2006.
She read for her B.C.L degree at St Anne's College, Oxford and started practice in 1968 in Civil, Revenue, Labour and Constitutional matters in the Calcutta High Court. Her husband Samaraditya Pal is well knowned barristers of Kolkata.
After a long and distinguished career as an advocate, she was appointed Judge in the Calcutta High Court on 6 August 1990. She was further nominated to Supreme Court of India on 28 January 2000, the day of the Golden Jubilee of the court. Justice Pal has delivered many critical judgements in famous cases. She has written on a number of human rights issues. She is also a member of the International Forum of Women Judges.
Pal edited many text-books for legal studies including famous book on Indian Constitutional Law by Prof. M P Jain, which is considered as an authority. She became the Chancellor of Sikkim University and one of the trustees of legal diversity Nonprofit organization Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
- "SC gets 1st Bengali woman judge- Ruma Pal".
- Professor MP JAIN Indian Constitutional Law (ISBN 9788180386213)