Justice B. N. Srikrishna
Justice B. N. SrikrishnaFormer Judge,
Supreme Court of India

Justice B. N. Srikrishna was born on 21st May, 1941. After graduating with a degree in Science, he went on to obtain his LL.B and later LL.M from the Government Law College and the University of Mumbai, standing second in the University. He enrolled as an advocate of the Bombay High Court on 23rd December, 1962 and specialised in the field of Labour and Industrial Law. He was designated as a Senior Advocate of the Bombay High Court on 17th June, 1987.

He was counsel for a large number of employers both in the public and private sector. He appeared in a number of cases, which laid down fundamental principles of labour law, in the High Courts and the Supreme Court. He was a trustee of the Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeeta Sabha, Mumbai. He was an office bearer of many such institutions in Mumbai. He is currently Vice President of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan International. He was a member of several professional associations, while at the Bar. On being appointed as an Additional Judge of Bombay High Court from 30th July, 1990, he resigned from offices of organisations he was associated with. He was made a Permanent Judge from 3rd October, 1991.

His name is synonymous with the commission of enquiry he headed, to go into the riots that shook Mumbai in December 1992/January 1993. He was invited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to attend a seminar on refugee laws at Delhi and to attend an international conference on the subject in Geneva and Berne in October 2000. He was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 3rd October, 2002, which office he demitted on 21st May, 2006. He was the Chairman of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

He has been appointed the Chairperson of the Citizens’ Committee for Monitoring Security Issues in Mumbai by the High Court of Bombay. He was appointed by the Supreme Court of India in February and March 2009 to enquire into the incidents of violent clashes between lawyers and police in the premises of the Madras High Court, Chennai.

He is currently doing arbitral and consultative legal practice since retirement from the Supreme Court in May 2006. He was appointed by the Government of India as Chairperson of the Committee for Consultations on the situation in Andhra Pradesh to consider the demand for bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh. He currently is Chairperson of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission appointed by the Government of India.

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