Justice Gita Mittal Appointed As First Women Chief Justice Of Jammu & Kashmir

| August 4 , 2018 , 10:48 IST

Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Geeta Mittal has now been appointed as the chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Mittal will be the first women chief justice of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The notification came in on Friday. It said, “In exercise of power conferred by Section 95 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the president is pleased to appoint Kumari Justice Gita Mittal, judge of the Delhi High Court, to be the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office.”

Mittal in 2008 received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the then Vice President of India Hami Ali Ansari, awarded by the Lady Shriram College for Women. The award was presented to her “for her landmark judgments which have ensured long-denied justice for the victimized and for the courage of her convictions and her indomitable spirit in turning challenges into opportunities, for her visionary tenacity in striving to uphold the basic right to human dignity.”

Justice Mittal is an alumna of Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, and began practicing in 1981. She was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court in July 2004, and was confirmed in February, 2006. She has been serving as the Acting Chief of the Delhi High Court April 2017.

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