Judge Information
   
JUSTICE S. MANIKUMAR
Chief Justice
 
 

  JUSTICE S.MANIKUMAR


 

Born on 24th April, 1961. Graduated in Chemistry with First Class from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai. Obtained B.L. Degree from Dr.Ambedkar Law College, Chennai in 1983 and enrolled with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu on 23.11.1983. Started practice in Madras High Court and Central Administrative Tribunal on Service matters.

Practised under the guidance of his father Shri K.Swamidurai, who later adorned the Bench of the Madras High Court. Was a Counsel for the Government of Tamil Nadu in the State Administrative Tribunal and on the civil side in the Madras High Court.

As Additional Government Pleader, represented the Departments of Education, Prohibition and Excise, Cinema and Co-operative Societies, Government of Tamil Nadu. Represented the Selection Committee for Medical Admissions in Tamil Nadu.

Was Counsel for Tamil University, Tanjore and Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai. Was the Panel Counsel for International Airport Authority of India, BSNL, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Dindigul Central Co-operative Bank and Tamil Nadu Adi-Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation. Had the opportunity to serve as Senior Central Government Standing Counsel for the Government of India, which was of late re-designated as Assistant Solicitor General of India. Represented the Registry of the Madras High Court in Service matters.

Sworn-in as Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on 31st of July, 2006 and as a Permanent Judge on 09th of November, 2009. Served as Member and Head of many Committees of Madras High Court. Was a member of the Computer Committee, Library Committee, Mediation & Conciliation Committee (Principal Seat & Madurai Bench), Member and Head of the Committee on Transfers, Postings, Review and Assessment of Munsiffs/ Magistrates/ Subordinate Judges, Committee to consider the promotion of Judicial Officers from the cadre of Civil Judge to Senior Civil Judge and Senior Civil Judge to District Judge (Entry Level), Committee to consider the promotion of Officers from the feeder categories to the cadre of Joint Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar and Sub Assistant Registrar in the Madras High Court Service and the Committee for Designation as Senior Advocates.

Served as a Member and President of the Board of Governors of the Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy, Executive Chairman, Union Territory of Puducherry Legal Services Authority, Chairman of the Committee to consider the Grievances of the Bar, Chairman of the Special Committee for awarding of ACP scales of pay to the Judicial Officers of Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service and Puducherry Judicial Service, Chairman of the Committee for implementation of Juvenile Justice Act, Member and Chairman of the Committee for considering matters under the Right to Information Act, Chairman of the High Court Legal Services Committee, Chairman of the Re-employment Committee, Chairman of the Committee for Sensitization of Family Court matters, Chairman of the Special Committee to consider the compliance of the Judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in Imtiyaz Ahmad v. State of U.P. & others, with regard to implementation of the Interim Report of the Chairperson of the National Court Management Systems Committee concerning requirement of enhancing the Judges' strength for the District Judiciary and as Chairman of the Advisory Board for COFEPOSA and Black Marketing.

Sworn-in as Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala on 11th October, 2019.

Contact Address:

 

Chief Justice's Residence,
Retd. C.J. K.T. Koshy Avenue,
Ernakulam, Kochi 682 011.

Phone:

  Direct : 0484-2562401
  Ext. : 2401
  Residence : 0484-2354350, 2384545