Justice Madan B Lokur
Justice Madan B Lokur, a former judge of the Supreme Court of India, has vast experience of more than four decades in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Revenue and Administrative laws. He was enrolled as a lawyer in 1977 and designated a Senior Advocate in 1997. He was appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India on 14th July, 1998 and continued as such till appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 19th February, 1999. He was also appointed as a Permanent Judge of that High Court on 5th July, 1999. He functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from 13th February, 2010 to 21st May, 2010 and Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court from 24th June, 2010 to 14th November, 2011 and Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh from 15th November, 2011 to 3rd June, 2012. He was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court on 4th June, 2012 and retired on 30th December 2018. He was a member of the Mediation & Conciliation Project Committee of the Supreme Court of India since its inception in 2005 and later its Chairperson. He was also the Judge in charge of the E-Committee of the Supreme Court of India for the computerisation of all the courts in India. He was appointed as One Man Committee to suggest improvements in the working of the homes and organisations under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection and Children) Act, 2000 and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules, 2007 in 2014 and continued till his retirement. He was also the Executive Chairman of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee and later of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). He continues to have an interest in alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, child rights, legal aid, judicial reforms and judicial education.