Justice Manjula Chellur Takes Oath as APTEL Chairperson

Justice Manjula Chellur Takes Oath as APTEL Chairperson

Prior to this, Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

Justice Manjula Chellur

Justice Manjula Chellur took Oath as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), Ministry of Power on August 13, 2018.

Prior to this, Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

Further, Judicial Member Justice K.N. Patil, Technical Members S.D. Dubey, I.J. Kapoor and B.N. Talukdar were present on the occasion.

Tribunal Bar Association President M.G. Ramachandran assured the Bench for full cooperation of the Bar Members in day to day business.

Besides, a large number of advocates and other eminent guests were also present at the function.

Justice Manjula Chellur was born on December 5, 1955 in Karnataka. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Allum Sunmangalamma Women’s College, Bellary, and went on to earn her law degree from Renukacharya Law College, Bangalore.

In 1977, the Supreme Court of India sponsored her on a Gender & Law fellowship to England’s University of Warwick. In 2013, Justice Manjula Chellur received an honorary doctorate from Karnataka State Women’s University.

She was the first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. Justice Manjula chellur also served as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and the first female judge of the Karnataka High Court. She demitted her office as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court upon attaining the age of superannuation on December 4, 2017.

On June 10, 2003, the Electricity Act was notified by the Govt. of India. This Act seeks to consolidate the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity and generally for taking measures conducive to development of electricity industry, promoting competition therein, protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, rationalization of electricity tariff ensuring transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies, constitution of Central Electricity Authority, Regulatory Commissions and establishment of Appellate Tribunal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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