CHENNAI: The Union government has announced the appointment of two new judges to the Madras High Court. They are N. Mala, currently the government pleader of Puducherry with 32 years of bar experience, and S. Sounther, a practising advocate with 28 years of experience. The appointments will bring the total number of judges on the high court to 61, down from the sanctioned 75.
Mala became an advocate in August 1989, focusing on the writ and civil appellate sides. She has testified before the Supreme Court, the Madras High Court, and numerous tribunals throughout the state.She became the first woman to fill the position of government pleader for Puducherry when she was appointed in 2020.Sounthar became an advocate in 1993, focusing on writs, civil appeal, criminal, labour, and service law.
Meanwhile, Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana, who just retired from the high court, has been appointed to the National Green Tribunal as a full-time member for a four-year term.