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Justice Sanju Panda First Woman Chief Justice Of Orissa High Court

04 January 2020


Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday appointed Justice Sanju Panda as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. She is the first woman judge to be appointed as the Chief Justice of Orissa HC.

Justice Panda, the senior-most judge of Orissa HC, was elevated to the post after Justice KS Jhaveri demitted the office of Chief Justice of the High Court. She will be officially assuming office as Chief Justice Of Orissa HC tomorrow.

Having years of experience in Service, Civil, Criminal, Company and Constitutional matter, Justice Panda had started practice in Orissa High Court under the guidance of her father Late Gourhari Panda (Retd. District Judge). 

She has conducted cases on behalf of State as Additional Standing Counsel from 1994 to 1995, Standing Counsel for Vigilance (Special Court) in High Court from 1995 to 1996, Additional Standing Counsel for Commercial Tax from 2001 to 2003, Counsel for S.B.I., Utkal University and some of the Public Sector undertaking Corporations. 

Justice Panda had been elevated as Judge of the Orissa High Court on March 1, 2007.