12 out of 60 Madras High Court Judges to retire this year

Madras High court law insider

Munmun Kaur

Published On: January 10, 2022 at 11:53 IST

12 out of 60 Judges of Madras High Court are all set to retire in the next 1 year and this number includes the Acting Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, who is expected to be made Chief Justice soon.

At present, Madras High Court has a sterling strength of 45 permanent Judges and 15 Additional Judges, making a total of 60 as against the sanctioned strength of 75 Judges.

Amongst the permanent Judges, the first one to retire will be Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana on February 27 this year. She would be followed by Justices V. Parthiban, V. Bharathidasan, R. Pongiappan, M. Govindaraj and K. Kalyanasundaram on April 23, May 6, May 11, May 18 and May 26 respectively.

In the later half of the year, three senior Judges, including the incumbent Acting Chief Justice (hailing from Rajasthan), Justice M. Duraiswamy (who, too, had held the post of the Acting Chief Justice until Justice Bhandari took over) and Justice Paresh Upadhyay (hailing from Gujarat) will retire on September 12, September 21 and December 13 respectively.

Amongst the Additional Judges, Justices S. Ananthi and S. Kannammal, are due to retire on July 30 and July 19 this year.

Also, Justice P.N. Prakash will retire on January 11, 2023 making the total number of retirements this year to be 12.

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