Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 29. Justice Nirmaljit Kaur was today sworn in as a permanent Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
She was administered oath by the Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Jasbir Singh, at a simple yet impressive ceremony at the Judges’ lounge this morning.
Justice Nirmaljit Kaur is known for her impeccable integrity, calibre and administrative experience and is currently at the 27th position on the seniority list of 42 Judges. Justice Nirmaljit Kaur may soon be moving out of the Punjab and Haryana High Court as she has already given her consent for her transfer to the Rajasthan High Court.
Once she moves out of the High Court, the number of judges will fall to 41, against the sanctioned strength of 68. The result of the shortage of Judges is there for all to see. As of now, the High Court has approximately two lakh pending cases.
The High Court has put in place a slew of measures to check the problem of pendency, including expeditious disposal of PILs.
Justice Nirmaljit Kaur passed senior Cambridge from the Convent of Jesus Mary, Dehradun, before doing her graduation in Arts from Sacred Heart College, Dalhousie, in 1979. She was awarded a national scholarship on the basis of her BA result. She obtained the Master’s degree in History from Panjab University before receiving the B.Ed degree from Garhwal University in Dehradun in 1980.
In 1985, she completed LLB from Panjab University and was enrolled as an advocate in August 1987. She started practice in the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh.
She was Additional Standing Counsel for the Government of India and Punjab Additional Advocate-General and Assistant Solicitor-General of India.