Supreme Court Justice R.F. Nariman on 16th April, 2021, shared hope that the moment for the first female Chief Justice of India is not really far off.
Talking at the 26th Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture, Justice Nariman claimed “in India, we have had a woman Prime Minister yet regrettably, despite the fact that you have had a female President and also a lady Prime Minister, we have actually never had a woman Chief Justice.”
We see the picture of (Justice) Sunanda today. She was probably the prospect for becoming the very first woman Chief Justice of India. Unfortunately, life was vicious to her and cut her amazing career brief.
Anyway, I really hope, given the present dispensation, the moment for the very first lady Chief Justice won’t be very far off, Justice Nariman claimed while speaking on subject “Great Women of History.
Not a single woman judge has figured in the list of 48 Chief Justice of India including the CJI-designate NV Ramana, since it came into existence on January 26, 1950.
There have actually been only eight women judges appointed in the Supreme Court out of a total 247 judges selected from 1950 till 2020.
The comments by Justice Nariman came a day after the High court said that time has actually come when a female ought to be Chief Justice of India as well as stressed that there is no attitudinal change.
The top court had actually stated that it constantly has the interest of ladies in mind as well as its every collegium considers ladies for appointments as judges in higher judiciary.