BV Nagarathna is currently a judge in karnataka high court , she is among the three woman judges whose name were cleared by the SC collegium on tuesday. She started as a lawyer in Bengaluru and was appointed as an additional judge in the HC in February 2008. Two years later, she was made a permanent judge. Justice BV Nagarathna is poised to become India’s first woman Chief Justice of India in 2027.
Not a single woman judge has figured in the lists of 48 chief justices of India since it came into existence on January 26th,1950. however, justice BV Nagarathna can break this deadlock and can become the first woman CJI.
with the supreme court recommending names of the three woman judges for elevation , the route may be clear for India to get it’s first woman CJI IN 2027.
Born on October,30, 1962 BV Nagarathna is the daughter of former CJI ES Venkataramiah. she assumed office as a judge of the karnataka high court in 2008.
she is presently ranked 33 in the seniority list of high court judges in India. she enrolled in the Bar council of karnataka in 1987 and practiced constitutional and commercial law in Banglore before being appointed as an additional judge of the karnataka high court in 2008.
she was made a permanent judge of the high court in 2010.