Madras CJ quits protesting transfer

Wednesday 11th September 2019 06:26 EDT

V K Tahilramani, the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, has resigned from the post following her transfer to the Meghalaya high court. Justice Tahilramani sent her resignation to the President and a copy of her resignation has been forwarded to CJI Ranjan Gogoi. She was miffed by the Supreme Court collegium’s decision to transfer her to Meghalaya high court. Justice Tahilramani was appointed as a judge of Bombay HC on June 26, 2001, at the age of 43. She became chief justice of Madras HC on August 12, 2018. Justices Tahilramani and Gita Mittal were the only women chief justices in the male dominated 25 HCs. Justice Tahilramani was to retire on October 2, 2020, which means she foregoes more than a year of service, and a possible elevation to the SC by tendering her resignation.

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