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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1587

Madras High Court Judges strength raised to 55: Three new judges appointed

Sathyalaya Ramakrishnan reporting from Chennai
Chennai, 17 February, (

Three judges in the subordinate judiciary will be sworn in Additional Judges of the Madras High Court on February 17.

With their appointment, the strength of the High Court will go up to 55. The sanctioned strength is 60.

A. Arumugha Swamy, Registrar-General of the High Court, T. Mathivanan, Member-Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority and K.B.K. Vasuki, Registrar (Vigilance), High Court, Chennai, are the new appointees. With Ms.Vasuki’s appointment, the number of woman Judges will increase to seven.

Hailing from a business family, Mr.Arumugha Swamy was born on April 28, 1952 at B.Kumarapalayam, Namakkal. He studied B.A. in Government Arts College, Coimbatore and law at the Madras Law College. He joined the office of V.Mylsamy, Advocate, Coimbatore. He was appointed a District Munsif on May 16, 1986 and promoted as District Judge on January 19, 1998.

The 55 year old T Mathivanan, Born in Erumal village in Sirkazhi taluk on May 28, 1955. Mr Mathivanan did his graduation in AVC College, Mannanpandal, Mayiladuthurai and studied law in Madras Law College. He did M.L in Annamalai University, Chidambaram. He started practice under N.K.Krishnamurthy, senior advocate, Mayiladuthurai. He was appointed as Subordinate Judge at the City Civil Court, Chennai, on February 15, 1989 and later promoted as District Judge in June 1997.

The 56-year-old Ms.Vasuki’s native place is Kodumudi, Erode district. She did her graduation in PSG Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore. She studied law in Madras Law College. She practised in the High court as a junior under R.Gandhi, senior advocate. She was selected as a District Munsif in 1986.

She was promoted as a District Judge in 1998. She is a niece of K.B.Sundarambal, Carnatic musician.

With the elevation of Mr.Arumugha Swamy, S.Vimala has been appointed as Registrar-General of the High Court, a court official said.

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