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Madras HC to get two new judges

- March 25, 2022

Chennai, March 25 (BPNS)

The Madras High Court will get two new judges after the Union government notified their appointments.

N. Mala who is the Government Pleader of Puducherry with 32 years of bar experience will be one Judge while S. Sounther who has 28 years of experience as a practicing advocate will be the other judge.

The appointment of the two judges will take the sitting strength of the Judges in Madras High Court to 61 as against the sanctioned strength of 75 judges.

Mala enrolled as an advocate in August 1989 and specialised in writ and civil appellate side. She has appeared and conducted cases before the Supreme Court of India, Madras High Court, and various tribunals across the state.

She was appointed as the Government pleader for the Union Territory of Puducherry in 2020 and holds the distinction of being the first woman to hold that office.

S. Sounthar enrolled as an advocate in 1993 and specialised in writ, civil appellate, criminal, labour, and service matters.

Justice Pushpa Satyanarayana who retired as a Judge from the Madras High Court was appointed as a full-time member of the National Green Tribunal for a period of four years.