Justice Aniruddha Bose, retired from the Supreme Court, appointed director of the National Judicial Academy

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On 10 April 2024, Justice Aniruddha Bose retired from the Supreme Court of India (SC) and he was serving as an SC judge since 2019.

An Overview of the News

  • Justice Bose was appointed as the Director of the National Judicial Academy (NJA).

  • The NJA provides training programs to judges to assist them in their judicial roles and court administration functions.

Career Highlights:

  • Enrolled with the Bar Council of West Bengal as an advocate in October 1985.

  • Worked as a lawyer in Calcutta High Court (HC) for about 19 years.

  • Elevated to the High Court bench as a permanent judge in 2004.

  • Appointed as Chief Justice (CJ) of Jharkhand HC in 2018.

  • Appointed as SC judge in May 2019.

Appointment Process:

  • The Director of the NJA was appointed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and Chairman of the NJA, Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud.

Role of CJI:

  • The CJI serves as the Chairman of the General Body, Governing Council, Executive Committee, and Academic Council of NJA.

About National Judicial Academy (NJA):

  • Established in 1993, NJA functions as an independent society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.

  • It operates with full funding from the Government of India (Government of India) and functions under the guidance of the Supreme Court of India.

  • Located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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