New Delhi :
The Supreme Court of India has gotten its eighth woman judge in its 68 year old history, also at present the number of women judges in the top court has risen to an all-time high of three.
Madras High Court Chief Justice, Indira Banerjee has been appointed judge of the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the name of Banerjee on 16 July for elevation to the Supreme Court and was accepted by the Central government within a fortnight.
Born on 24 September 1957, Justice Banerjee did her schooling at the Loreto House in Kolkata. She pursued her higher education at the Presidency College, Kolkata and Calcutta University’s College of Law.
Justice Indira Banerjee was appointed as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court on February 5, 2002 and was transferred to the Delhi High Court on August 8, 2016. She was elevated as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court on April 5, 2017.
Justice Indu Malhotra recently became the first woman judge to be directly appointed to the top court from the Bar. R Bhanumati is the other current SC judge.
Fathima Beevi, Sujata V Manohar, Ruma Pal, Gyan Sudha Misra, Ranjana Prakash Desai were the other women who were Supreme Court judges.