T. S. Thakur

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The Honourable chief Justice

Tirath Singh Thakur
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Justice T. S. Thakur
43rd Chief Justice of India
In office
3 December 2015 – 4 January 2017
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Preceded byH. L. Dattu
Succeeded byJagdish Singh Khehar
Judge Supreme Court of India
In office
17 November 2009 – 2 December 2015
Appointed byPratibha Patil
Chief Justice Punjab and Haryana High Court
In office
11 August 2008 – 16 November 2009
Appointed byPratibha Patil
Preceded byJustice Vijender Jain
Succeeded byJustice 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 67)
Ramban, Jammu and Kashmir
CitizenshipIndian
Nationality India
EducationB.Sc., LL.B
WebsiteSupreme 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief Justice of India & Sitting Hon'ble Judges Justice T.S. Thakur". Supreme Court of India portal.
  2. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/T-S-Thakur-appointed-next-Chief-Justice-of-India-to-take-over-on-Dec-3/articleshow/49839116.cms?u
  3. ^ "Justice TS Thakur sworn in as Chief Justice of India". The Economic Times. 3 December 2015.
  4. ^ "An overworked Chief Justice TS Thakur breaks down in front of PM Modi". TNN & Agencies. 24 Apr 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Overburdened yet overactive, India's courts are failing to do justice". The Economist. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.