Justice B V Nagarthna, is currently the judge with the Karnataka High Court. She is in the queue for the Chief Justice of India. If she will be approved by President then she will be appointed as the first women chief justice of India in 2027. Her tenure will be for one month but this will be a historical moment.
The collegium led by Chief Justice of India Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana who has recommended nine names to the central government on 17th August. In which, there were 3 women Judge names given for an appointment as judge in the top court.
The names includes Justic BV Nagarathna ( Judge of Karnataka High Court), Justice Abhay Shreeniwas oka ( chief justice of Karnataka High Court), Justice Vikram Nath ( chief justice of Gujarat High Court), Justice Bela Trivedi ( Judge of Gujarat High court ) , Senior Advocate PS Narasimha, Justice Hima Kohli ( chief Justice of Telangana ) , Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari (chief justice of Sikkim High Court), Justice CT Ravi Kumar (Judge of Kerala High Court), Justice MM Sundresh ( Judge of Madras High Court).
One of the key comments by Justice Nagarathna made during her recent court hearings is: “India’s patriarchal society doesn’t know how to treat empowered women.” Till date only eight women has been appointed as Judge in the Supreme Court. This change has been made after the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said “the time has come for India to have a woman Chief Justice” in his ahead of his retirement.