Warm welcome

Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani was on Sunday sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court by Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Justice Tahilramani, who carries rich experience in the judiciary, is now the head of one of the oldest and respected courts of the country. While welcoming her to the helm of the Madras HC, we sincerely hope she will uphold its traditions and values.

Justice Tahilramani is the third woman Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. Hitherto acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, she was recently appointed CJ of the Madras HC, succeeding Justice Indira Banerjee, who has been elevated to the Supreme Court. Born in 1958, Justice Tahilramani started practice in the Bombay High Court as well as City Civil and Sessions courts in Mumbai, after enrolling in the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in 1982. She also taught ‘Law of Crimes’ as a part-time teaching faculty in a law college between 1987 and 1993. She was elevated as a judge of the Bombay High Court in 2001.

And the very first set of cases she was set to hear from today was an important one. As per the roster of the Madras High Court, the new Chief Justice, along with Justice M Duraiswamy would hear Public Interest Litigation relating to the rights of women, all criminal appeals and other criminal cases which are to be heard by a division bench, besides hearing appeals arising out of orders of the Central Administrative Tribunal. Let justice prevail.