Justice B. N. Srikrishna
Justice B. N. SrikrishnaFormer Judge,
Supreme Court of India

Hon’ble Justice B. N. Srikrishna was born on May 21, 1941. After graduating with a degree in Science, he went on to obtain his LL.B and later LL.M from the Government Law College and the University of Mumbai, standing second in the University. He enrolled as an Advocate of the Bombay High Court on December 23, 1962 and specialized in the field of Labour and Industrial Law. He was designated as a Senior Advocate of the Bombay High Court on June 17, 1987.

Hon’ble Justice Srikrishna was Counsel for a large number of employers both in the public and private sectors. He appeared in a number of cases which laid down fundamental principles of labour law in the High Courts and the Supreme Court. He is currently Vice President of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan International. He was a member of several professional associations while at the Bar. On being appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court from July 30, 1990, he resigned from offices of organizations he was associated with. He was made a Permanent Judge from October 3, 1991.

Hon’ble Justice Srikrishna’s name is synonymous with the commission of enquiry he headed, to go into the riots that shook Mumbai in December 1992/January 1993. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on October 3, 2002, which office he demitted on May 21, 2006. He was the Chairman of the Sixth Central Pay Commission. He was appointed as the Chairperson of the Citizens’ Committee for Monitoring Security Issues in Mumbai by the High Court of Bombay. He was appointed by the Supreme Court of India in February and March 2009 to enquire into the incidents of violent clashes between lawyers and police in the premises of the Madras High Court, Chennai.

Hon’ble Justice Srikrishna is currently doing arbitral and consultative legal practice since retirement from the Supreme Court in May 2006. He was appointed by the Government of India as Chairperson of the Committee for Consultations on the situation in Andhra Pradesh to consider the demand for bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh. He is currently the Chairperson of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission appointed by the Government of India.

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