- Name : Hon’ble Dr. Justice A.S.Anand
- Date of Commencement of Office : 10/10/1998
- Held Office Till : 31/10/2001
- Former Chief Justice of India
Name : DR.JUSTICE ADARSH SEIN ANAND
Date of Birth : 1.11.1936 Place of Birth: Jammu (J & K State)
Qualifications : Received early education from Model Academy at Jammu; Graduated from Jammu and Kashmir University in 1958; L.L.B. with First Class and Diploma in Labour Laws 1960) from Lucknow University; Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Laws (Constitutional Law of the Commonwealth) from London University in 1963.
Called to the Bar from the Hon'ble Society of Inner Temple, London in 1964. Practiced Law in Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh and built up a lucrative practice.
At the age of 38 years and six months, appointed as Additional Judge of Jammu & Kashmir High court on 26.5.1975 and confirmed as a permanent Judge of the same Court in February, 1976. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court on 26.5.1984, and Chief Justice of the same High Court on 11.5.1985. Transferred as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Madras with effect from 1.11.1989. Elevated to the Bench of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in November, 1991.
Headed various Commissions of Enquiry and Investigative Commissions, as Judge & Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir. Was a Member of the High Court Arrears Committee, appointed by the Government of India in 1989.
He has been a part-time Lecturer at the Punjab University, Chandigarh, Member of Jammu University Council and the Faculty of Laws, Jammu University as well as a Member of the Board of Studies, Faculty of Laws, Kashmir University. He was a Member of the Governing Body of Islamia College, Srinagar and is Member of the Board of Studies, Law Faculty, Jammu University.
Participated in various National and International Conferences notable among them being the first Appellate Judges Conference at Manila (Philippines) in 1977; Appellate Judges Conferences at new Delhi in 1984, the Law Asia Conference in 1984 and 1986 and the SAARC Law Conference at New Delhi in 1994; 2nd Worldwide Common Law Judiciary Conference at Washington in 1997; SAARC Chief Justices' Conference at Colombo, Sri Lanka in October, 1998; Third Worldwide Common Law Judiciary Conference at Edinburgh (Scotland) from July 4-9, 1999.
Is Author of the book titled "The Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir - Its Development & Comments". The 3rd revised edition was published in 1998.
Has been unanimously elected as President of the International Institute of Human Rights Society (Retd.) in 1996.
Awarded the Degree of LL.D. (Honoris Causa) at the special Convocation held by Lucknow University on 14th March, 1996.
Awarded the Fellowship of the University College, London, on 19th May, 1997.
Patron-in-Chief of National Legal Services Authority (India) with effect from 10th October, 1998.
Unanimously elected as Hony. Bencher of the Hon'ble Society of Inner Temple, London - 1998.
Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 10th October, 1998.
Awarded Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) at the 9th Convocation held at Jammu University on March 20, 1999.
Retired on 01.11.2001(F/N).