HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD

Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud (CJ)

Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud (CJ)

Name

Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud (CJ)

Source

Bar

Date of Birth

11/11/1959

Initial Joining

29/03/2000

Joining at Allahabad

31/10/2013

Served at Allahabad Upto

12/05/2016

  • Graduated from St. Stephen's college, Delhi in 1979. Completed LL.B. from Delhi University in 1982, LL.M. from Harvard University in 1983 and Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD) Harvard in 1986.
  • Appointed as Addl. Solicitor General of India (1998-2000). Designated as Senior Advocate in 1998.
  • Appeared in several important cases involving PIL, Rights of Bonded Women Workers, Rights of HIV Positive Workers in the Work place, Contract Labour and Rights of Religious and Linguistic Minorities.
  • Appeared on behalf of several public bodies including RBI, Port Trusts, Municipal Corporations and Universities.
  • Taught International Law at Oklahoma University, USA in 1983 and was Visiting Professor. Comparative Constitutional Law at University of Bombay (1988-1997).
  • Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Bombay on Mar 29, 2000.
  • Took oath as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on Oct 31, 2013.
  • Elevated to Supreme Court of India on May 13, 2016.