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Indu Malhotra Cleared For SC Judge

Indu Malhotra has been chosen to be the first woman lawyer to become a SC judge.
Indu Malhotra cleared for SC judge
  • She will be the first woman judge to be appointed to the top post directly from the bar. 
  • Indu Malhotra’s name was recommended by the SC collegium and later cleared by the government for elevation to the SC.
  • She will be administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Dipak Misra in the presence of all top court judges.
  • Indu Malhotra will be the seventh woman Judge in the Supreme Court's 68-year history.
  • Apart from Indu, the other name recommended by the SC collegium was of the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, K M Joseph.

About Indu Malhotra

  • She is a prominent senior advocate and has dealt with several matters of constitutional importance.
  • Indu Malhotra joined the legal profession in 1983 and was enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi.
  • She qualified as an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court in 1988 and has been dealing with several matters of constitutional importance.
  • She was designated senior advocate by the top court in 2007 and became the second woman to be designated as such by the apex court after a gap of over 30 years.
  • She regularly appeared in educational matters pertaining to medical and engineering colleges.
  • She was one of the members of the Vishaka Committee on sexual harassment at workplaces.
  • She was appointed as the standing counsel for Haryana in the apex court from 1991 to 1996.
  • She has represented various statutory corporations like Securities Exchange Board of India, Delhi Development Authority, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Indian Council for Agricultural Research.
Indu Malhotra Cleared For SC Judge Indu Malhotra Cleared For SC Judge Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on April 27, 2018 Rating: 5

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