“Chief Justice of High Court (Indian Administration)”

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Chief Justice of Chennai High Court 

The Madras High Court is the high court of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The court is one of the three High Courts in India established in the three Presidency Towns of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras by Letters patent granted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria, bearing date 26 June 1862.

It consists of 74 judges and a chief justice who are in charge of the general policy adopted in the administration of justice. In September 2016, the centre government forwarded names of 15 new judges to the President for his signature on their warrants of appointment. Of the 15, nine are from among lawyers and six from the subordinate judiciary. The current Chief justice Of Madras High Court is Indira Banerjee. She was sworn in on 5 April 2017.

List of Chief Justices of High Court

S. No. Chief Justice Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 P. V. Rajamannar 1948 10 May 1961
2 S. Ramachandra Iyer 10 May 1961 23 November 1964
3 Palagani Chandra Reddy 23 November 1964 1 July 1966
4 M. Anantanarayanan 1 July 1966 1 May 1969
5 Kuppuswami Naidu Veeraswami 2 May 1969 7 April 1976
6 Palapatti Sadaya Goundar Kailasam 8 April 1976 3 January 1977
7 Padmanbhapillay Govindan Nair 4 January 1977 28 May 1978
8 Tayi Ramaprasada Rao 29 May 1978 6 November 1979
9 Muhammad Kassim Muhammad Ismail 6 November 1979 12 March 1982
10 Ballabh Narayan Singh 12 March 1982 2 April 1984
11 Madhukar Narhar Chandurkar 2 April 1984 19 October 1989
12 Adarsh Sein Anand 1 November 1989 16 June 1992
13 Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar 15 June 1992 1 July 1993
14 Kudarikoti Annadanayya Swamy 1 July 1993 7 July 1997
15 Manmohan Singh Liberhan 7 July 1997 24 May 1999
16 Ashok Chhotelal Agarwal 24 May 1999 9 September 1999
17 K. G. Balakrishnan 9 September 1999 13 September 2000
18 Nagendra Kumar Jain 13 January 2000 12 September 2001
19 B. Subhashan Reddy 12 September 2001 28 November 2004
20 Markandey Katju 28 November 2004 12 November 2005
21 Ajit Prakash Shah 12 November 2005 11 May 2008
22 Asok Kumar Ganguly 21 May 2008 9 March 2009[22]
23 Hemant Laxman Gokhale 9 March 2009 10 June 2010
24 M Y Iqbal 11 June 2010 6 February 2013
Acting Rajesh Kumar Agrawal 7 February 2013 23 October 2013
25 Rajesh Kumar Agrawal 24 October 2013 12 February 2014
Acting Satish K. Agnihotri 13 February 2014 25 July 2014[23]
26 Sanjay Kishan Kaul 26 July 2014 15 February 2017[24]
Acting Huluvadi G. Ramesh 16 February 2017 4 April 2017
27 Indira Banerjee 5 April 2017 6 August 2018
Acting Huluvadi G. Ramesh 7 August 2018 11 August 2018
28 Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani 12 August 2018 6 September 2019
Acting Vineet Kothari 21 September 2019 10 November 2019
29 Amreshwar Pratap Sahi 11 November 2019 31 December 2020
Acting Vineet Kothari 1 January 2021 3 January 2021
30 Sanjib Banerjee 4 January 2021 Incumbent