18 Aug 2021
Not a single woman judge has figured in the list of 48 Chief Justices of India since it came into existence on January 26, 1950. However, Justice BV Nagarathna can break this deadlock and become the first woman CJI. With the Supreme court recommending names of three woman judges for elevation, the route may be clear for India to get its first woman CJI in 2027. Justice BV Nagarathna was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka in February 2008 and a permanent Judge in February 2010.