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Chief Justice  of India

Hon'ble Mr. Justice T. S. Thakur

Hon'ble Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur 
Chief Justice of India

Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 03.12.2015.



  • Born on 04th January, 1952. He was enrolled as a Pleader in October, 1972 and joined the Chamber of his father Late Shri D.D. Thakur, a leading Advocate and later, a Judge of High Court of J & K. He practised in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Taxation and Service matters in the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir. Was designated as a Senior Advocate in the year 1990.

  • Was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of J & K on 16th February, 1994 and transferred as Judge of the High Court of Karnataka in March, 1994.

  • He was appointed as a permanent Judge in September, 1995. Was transferred as a Judge of the High Court of Delhi in July 2004.

  • Was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 09.04.2008 and took over as Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana on August 11, 2008.

  • Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court and assumed charge on 17.11.2009.

  • Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 03.12.2015.
  • Due to retire on 4th January, 2017 (F/N).