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Hon'ble Thiru. Justice R. SURESH KUMAR

Hon'ble Thiru. Justice R. SURESH KUMAR


Born to Sri. C. Ramachandran and Smt. R. Chandrambal at Vallathirakottai Village, Pudukkottai District, in the year 1964. His father was the President of the Village Panchayat for about 40 years. Before him, his grandfather was the Panchayat President for 30 more years. His maternal grandfather was an M.L.C. of the State Legislative Council of the then Princely State of Pudukkotta.

Studied upto 4th standard in Govt. Middle School, Vallathirakottai, from 5th to 8th standard at Sri Gulapathi Balaiya Middle School and from 9th to 12th standard at TELC Higher Secondary School, Pudukkottai. Graduated (B.Sc.) from H.H.The Raja`s College, Pudukkottai, and completed B.L. Degree in the year 1989 at the Madras Law College, presently known as Dr.Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Chennai.

Wife Mrs. S. Rajeswari, granddaughter of a freedom-fighter of Tanjore District and daughter of Mr. S. Kaliyaperumal, Joint Director of Rural Development (Retd.) and Mrs. Premavathi, studied B.L. at Trichy Law College and M.L. at Annamalai University. Having only son S. Surajiv Arul is a school-going boy.

Enrolled as an Advocate in Tamil Nadu Bar Council on 27.09.1989 and joined at the office of Mr. A. Muthukrishnan and had been practising in both Original and Appellate Sides at High Court, and thereafter attached with the Senior Advocate and Former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu Sri. N.R. Chandran, who also belongs to Pudukottai District and was groomed under him in Writ side matters with the specialization of academic and service subjects. He has been in the practice for 27 years till elevation, at the High Court of Madras as well as in the Central and State Administrative Tribunals. Practised in the areas of Civil, Constitutional and Writ, particularly in the field of academic and service matters.

Was the Standing Counsel for TNPSC from October, 2001 to October, 2006 and the Counsel for the Registry of Madras High Court from July 2009 upto his elevation; appointed as Senior Panel Counsel by the Ministry of Law & Justice, Govt, of India (2010-2014) and represented cases of various departments of the Central Govt, and served as the Govt. Counsel for Union of India to deal with the service matters at Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench between 2010 and 2014. Also served as the Standing Counsel for Indian Maritime University, a Central University, from the year 2009 upto 2014. From 2012 to Jan.2016, was the Counsel for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), and was also appointed as Standing Counsel for Annamalai University in October 2013 and served as such till his elevation.

When he was the Standing Counsel for TNPSC in 2004, he appeared along with the renowned Senior Counsel Mr. P.P. Rao before the Honble Supreme Court of India in respect of Civil Judges Recruitment issue. As Senior Central Govt. Counsel, he appeared for Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) in the famous Koodangulam Nuclear Power Project case. Apart from the Governmental and Quasi Governmental organizations, he had been the Counsel for many numbers of academic institutions such as Engineering colleges, B.Ed. colleges, Teacher Training Institutes, Polytechnics and also some of the Colleges of Medical and Dentistry besides the Counsel for Matriculation Schools.