Justice Indira Banerjee sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Madras High Court today. She was administered the oath of office by Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan in the presence Chief Minister K Palaniswami.
Before taking charge as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Banerjee (59) served as a judge in the Delhi High Court. Her appointment came following the elevation of former Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, to the Supreme Court in February.
Enrolled as an advocate in 1985, Justice Banerjee practiced both in the original and appellate sides of Calcutta High Court in all branches of law except criminal.
In February 2002, She was appointed as permanent judge of Calcutta High Court and after that she was transferred to Delhi High Court in August last.