Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala Appointed Chief Justice of Madras High Court by President Droupadi Murmu


In a significant development, President Droupadi Murmu has exercised her powers under Clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India 1950 to appoint Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. This decision marks a momentous occasion in the Indian judiciary, as Justice Gangapurwala brings with him a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to upholding justice and the rule of law. Justice Gangapurwala’s appointment comes after his successful tenure as the Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, which he assumed in December 2022. During his time in Mumbai, Justice Gangapurwala has displayed exemplary leadership, a deep understanding of legal matters, and an unwavering dedication to the fair administration of justice. His appointment as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court is a testament to his outstanding judicial acumen and integrity.

The Madras High Court, one of the oldest and most esteemed judicial institutions in India, plays a pivotal role in delivering justice to the people of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. With Justice Gangapurwala at the helm, the court is set to continue its legacy of upholding constitutional values and safeguarding the rights of citizens. His expertise in diverse areas of law, combined with his unwavering commitment to justice, is expected to bring about positive reforms and further strengthen the judicial system in the region.

As Chief Justice, Justice Gangapurwala will have the responsibility of overseeing the functioning of the Madras High Court, ensuring the timely disposal of cases, and maintaining the highest standards of judicial conduct. His appointment is a significant step towards ensuring an efficient and fair justice delivery system in the region, and it is anticipated that he will contribute immensely to the advancement of the legal landscape in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.


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