Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Indira Banerjee has been delegated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India.
With this, the Supreme court gets its eighth lady judge, after Fathima Beevi, Sujata V. Manohar, Ruma Pal, Gyan Sudha Misra, Ranjana Prakash Desai, R. Banumathi and Indu Malhotra.
A notice that was issued on Friday expressed, “In exercise of the forces presented by proviso (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is satisfied to delegate Kumari Justice Indira Banerjee, Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, to be a judge of the Supreme Court of India with impact from the date she accept charge of her office.”
Banerjee accepted charge as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court on April 5, 2017.She succeeded Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who was then hoisted to the best court.
She is additionally the second lady to head Madras High Court, after Justice Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar.