Husband & Wife Take Oath As Madras High Court Judges

first_imgNews UpdatesHusband & Wife Take Oath As Madras High Court Judges LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Dec 2020 12:01 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Thursday witnessed a rare occasion of a husband and a wife taking oath together as judges.Justice Murali Shankar Kuppuraju and Justice Thamilselvi T. Valayapalayam, who took oath as High Court judges along with eight others, are a married couple.Advocate General Vijay Narayan, giving a welcome address to the newly sworn-in judges, said that it is the first time that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Thursday witnessed a rare occasion of a husband and a wife taking oath together as judges.Justice Murali Shankar Kuppuraju and Justice Thamilselvi T. Valayapalayam, who took oath as High Court judges along with eight others, are a married couple.Advocate General Vijay Narayan, giving a welcome address to the newly sworn-in judges, said that it is the first time that a husband and wife couple have been sworn in as judges on the same day in the Madras High Court. Murali Shankar Kuppuraju, who was serving as the Principal District & Sessions Judge at Tiruchi, and Thamilselvi T. Valayapalayam, who was posted as the Registrar (Judicial) at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, were married in the year 1996.Last year, a husband-wife duo were sworn in as judges on the same day in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. They are Justices Vivek Puri and Archana Puri.A similar instance of husband-wife duo being sworn in together as HC judges happened before in 2009 in Delhi High Court, when Justices A K Pathak and Indermeet Kaur were appointed.Ten judicial officers, who were elevated as Madras High Court judges, took their oath on Wednesday. They are :Govindarajulu Chandrasekharan AA Nakkiran Veerasamy Sivagnanam Ganesan Ilangovan Ananthi SubramanianKannammal Shanmuga Sundaram Sathi Kumar Sukumara Kurup Murali Shankar Kuppuraju Manjula Ramaraju Nalliah Thamilselvi T. ValayapalayamIt was on December 1 that the Central Government cleared the names of these ten judicial officers for elevation as High Court judges. The Supreme Court collegium had recommended their names for elevation on September 23.All of them will assume their offices for a period of two years except Justices Ananthi Subramanian and Kannamal Shanmugha Sundaram who has been appointed till 30th July, 2022 and 19th July, 20222 respectively.The oath taking ceremony was live-streamed here. Next Storylast_img read more