The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 26th September, 2022 has recommended elevation of Mr. Justice Dipankar Datta, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court (PHC: Calcutta), as Judge of the Supreme Court.
About Justice Dipankar Dutta
On November 16, 1989, he was enrolled as an Advocate after completing his LL.B. He began his legal career at the High Court of Calcutta, where he also served as a state panel lawyer.
He also practised before the Supreme Court of India and other High Courts in various Indian states. He specialises in constitutional law and civil litigation. Datta has been the Union of India’s Counsel since 1998.
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He had appeared on behalf of the University of Calcutta’s School Education Department, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, and the West Bengal School Service Commission.
From May 16, 2002 to January 16, 2004, he served as the State of West Bengal’s Junior Standing Counsel.
Justice Datta worked as a Guest Lecturer at Hazra Law College from 1996 to 1997 and 1999 to 2000. On June 22, 2006, he was appointed to the High Court Bench in Calcutta as a permanent Judge.
He was appointed Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on April 23, 2020, and took his oath on April 28, 2020.