Hon'ble Chief Justices and Hon'ble Judges Profile

Hon'ble Mr. justice SATISH KUMAR AGNIHOTRI, hon'ble the chief justice

Shri Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri, after having completed Graduation in Science and Post Graduation in History from A. P. S. University, Rewa, shifted to  Delhi to obtain Bachelor of Law Degree from Delhi University in the year 1982. Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in August 1982 and commenced practice of legal profession.

His Lordship was appointed as Standing Counsel (Civil) of State of Madhya Pradesh in October, 1988 in the Supreme Court of India and continued as such till the date of elevation i.e. 5th May, 2005 to the High Court of Chhattisgarh, as Judge.

Apart from appearing for the State of Madhya Pradesh, appeared for M.P. State Electricity Board, Delhi Transco Ltd., Gujarat State Electricity Board, various corporations and authorities in the Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi and other High Courts. Has an opportunity to appear in the important cases in  Constitutional Law, Taxation, Service Law, Writ Petitions etc. participated in Arbitration. Some of the leading cases are Presidential reference on Dissolution of legislative Assemblies, Abolition of State Administrative Tribunal, River Water Dispute, T.N. Godavarman (Forest matters). Child Labourers Case, All India Judges Case etc. He has attended and delivered lectures in SAARC Law Conferenc in 1996 at Dhaka, Bangladesh; the Biennial LAWASIA Conference in 1997 at Manila, Philipines, the Biennial LAWASIA Conference in 1999 at Seoul, Korea and UIA Conference held at New Delhi. Travelled Europe, America and Far East countries.

He assumed office as Judge of the Madras High Court on 26th September, 2013.  Further, assumed office of the Chief Justice, as the Acting Chief Justice, Madras, High Court  on 13.02.2014 and continued as such till 25th July, 2014.  He was also the Chancellor of the National Law University, Trichi during this period.

He was nominated Executive Chairman of the Tamil Nadu, State Legal Services Authority on 21st November, 2013 and continued thereon, till his transfer as Judge to the Sikkim High Court, wherein he assumed office on 23.05.2016 as first Puisne Judge of the Sikkim High Court. On assumption of office as Judge, was appointed as Acting Chief Justice and continued till 27.05.2016 and  thereafter he assumed charge of the Office of the Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim as the Acting Chief Justice w.e.f. 07.07.2016. His Lordship, thereafter, assumed the charge of the Office of the Hon'ble Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim in the forenoon of 22.09.2016.

 Mr. Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri, Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim was Conferred with Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) in Law by Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, in its 5th Convocation Ceremony held on 17th November, 2016.

 


 
Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai, Hon'ble Judge

  

Born to Late Madan Mohan Rasaily and Mrs. Rabi Mala Rasaily (nee Moktan) of Gangtok, East Sikkim on 12th July, 1964, she began her schooling at Tathangchen School, Gangtok, where, after completing her “Infants Class”, she joined Dowhill School at Kurseong, West Bengal as a boarder in the year 1970, from where she completed her Class X in the year 1980. In 1981, she entered Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok and completed her Class XII in March, 1983. She pursued Political Science (Honours) in Lady Shriram College, Delhi University, on a Merit Scholarship from the Government of Sikkim, which she completed in 1986 and proceeded to join the Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, from where she did her three year LLB course till 1989. She was enrolled in the Bar Association of Delhi in the year 1990 and worked in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India under an Advocate on Record.

 Details of posts held:-

She was appointed as Judicial Magistrate 1st Class –cum- Civil Judge (East) District at Gangtok, Sikkim on 11.12.1990 in the cadre of Sikkim Judicial Service, being the first lady from Sikkim to be appointed to the said post.  She was promoted to the post of Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Civil Judge (East & North) Districts of Sikkim at Gangtok on 20.04.2000, which post she continued to hold till 01.08.2004. On 02.08.2004, she was promoted as District & Sessions Judge (Special Division-II) at Gangtok in the cadre of the Sikkim Superior Judicial Service and subsequently, on 23.11.2004  transferred and posted as Registrar, High Court of Sikkim. On 26.10.2006, she was posted as Registrar General, High Court of Sikkim.

      While posted as Registrar and Registrar General, she held additional charge of:

(a)        District & Sessions Judge (Special Division-I)

(b)       Judge, Family Court of Sikkim

(c)        Secretary, High Court Legal Services Committee

(d)       Member Secretary, Sikkim State Legal Services   

            Authority

(e)        Central Project Coordinator  (e-Committee)

On 27.10.2008, she was transferred and posted as District & Sessions Judge (East & North) Sikkim at Gangtok till 14.04.2009, where she held additional charge of District & Sessions Judge (Special Division-I) at Gangtok and various assignments under Special Acts during her said posting, as follows:-

(a)

Special Judge, NDPS Act, 1985 and Special Judge, Sikkim Anti-drugs Act, 2006 for East and North Sikkim.

(b)

Special Judge, Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

(c)

Single Member, MACT for East and North Sikkim.

(d)

Judge, Family Court for the whole of Sikkim.

(e)

Special Judge, Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

(f)

President, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (East & North) Districts of Sikkim.

(g)

Member Secretary, Sikkim State Legal Services Authority

(h)

Secretary, High Court Legal Services Committee 

She was transferred back as Registrar General, High Court of Sikkim on 09.04.2009 and joined the post on 15.04.2009. She held additional charge of Member Secretary, Sikkim State Legal Services Authority from January 2005 till January 2010.  She was Secretary, High Court Legal Services Committee from 28.03.2007 till 27.03.2009.

 

On 30.06.2010 she was transferred and posted as District and Sessions Judge, South & West Sikkim at Namchi till 15.07.2012 and held various assignments under Special Acts during her said posting, as follows:-

(a)

Special Judge, NDPS Act, 1985 and Special Judge, Sikkim Anti-drugs Act, 2006 for South & West Sikkim.

(b)

Special Judge, Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for South & West Sikkim.

(c)

Single Member, MACT for South & West Sikkim.

(d)

Judge, Family Court for South & West Sikkim.

(e)

Special Judge, Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 for South and West Sikkim.

(f)

President, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (South & West) Districts of Sikkim.

(g)`

Chairperson, District Legal Services Authority, South & West Sikkim 

 

On 16.07.2012, she was transferred and posted as District & Sessions Judge (East & North) Districts of Sikkim at Gangtok and held additional charge of District & Sessions Judge (Special Division-I) at Gangtok and various assignments as before.

 

On 29.07.2013, she was designated as Principal District & Sessions (East) District at Gangtok.

 She was elevated as Judge, High Court of Sikkim on 15.04.2015, being the first lady from Sikkim to be elevated to the post and assumed charge of the Office of the Judge, High Court of Sikkim in the forenoon of the same date.

 

Her Ladyship presently holds the following assignments;

1. Chairperson, Steering Committee, High Court of Sikkim since November 06, 2015.

2. Chairperson, High Court Legal Services Committee since November 11, 2015.

3. Executive Chairperson, Sikkim State Legal Services Authority since December    11, 2015.

4. President, Sikkim State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission since February 20,2016.

 

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