T. S. Thakur

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The Honourable Justice
Tirath Singh Thakur
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Chief Justice T. S. Thakur
43rd Chief Justice of India
In office
3 December 2015 – 4 January 2017
Appointed by Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded by H. L. Dattu
Succeeded by Jagdish Singh Khehar
Judge Supreme Court of India
In office
17 November 2009 – 2 December 2015
Appointed by Pratibha Patil
Chief Justice Punjab and Haryana High Court
In office
11 August 2008 – 16 November 2009
Appointed by Pratibha Patil
Preceded by Justice Vijender Jain
Succeeded by Justice Mukul Mudaal
Judge Delhi High Court
In office
July 2004 – August 2008
Judge Karnataka High Court
In office
March 1994 – July 2004
Judge Jammu and Kashmir High Court
In office
February 1994 – March 1994
Personal details
Born (1952-01-04) 4 January 1952 (age 66)
Ramban, Jammu and Kashmir
Citizenship Indian
Nationality  India
Education B.Sc., LL.B
Website Supreme Court of India

Justice T. S. Thakur (born 4 January 1952) was the 43rd Chief Justice of India (CJI).

Justice Tirath Singh Thakur enrolled as a pleader in October 1972 and joined the chamber of his father Late Shri Devi Das Thakur, former governor of Assam a leading advocate and later, a judge of High Court of J & K. Justice T. S. Thakur practised in civil, criminal, constitutional, taxation and service matters in the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir. He was designated as a Senior Advocate in 1990. He was appointed as an additional judge of the High Court of J & K on 16 February 1994 and transferred as judge of the High Court of Karnataka in March 1994. He was appointed as a permanent judge in September 1995. He was transferred as a judge of the High Court of Delhi in July 2004. He was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court on 9 April 2008 and took over as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana on 11 August 2008. He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court and assumed charge on 17 November 2009.[1]

Chief Justice of India[edit]

He was appointed Chief Justice of India on 18 November 2015, with effective date 3 December 2015,[2] succeeding Justice H. L. Dattu who retired as CJI on 2 December 2015, on turning 65 years in age. He was sworn in by President Pranab Mukherjee. He retired on 4 January 2017 on turning of 65 years of age.[3]

In April 2016, he lamented the inaction by the government in increasing the number of judges.[4][5]