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Centre notifies transfer of Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya from Calcutta High Court to Telangana HC

The Central government has cleared the transfer of Calcutta High Court judge Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya to the Telangana High Court.

The notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice said that in exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, was pleased to transfer Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya, Judge of the Calcutta High Court, as Judge of the Telangana High Court.

Justice Bhattacharya was directed to assume charge of her office in the Telangana High Court.

The Supreme Court Collegium recommended Justice Bhattacharya’s transfer in February 2024 after she herself requested for the same.

The resolution of the Collegium said that by a communication dated February 12, 2024, Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya sought a transfer from the High Court at Calcutta to any other High Court for personal reasons.

Acceding to the request, the Collegium has resolved to recommend the transfer of Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya, in the interests of the better administration of justice, to the High Court for the State of Telangana, it added.

Born in 1967, Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya enrolled as an Advocate in West Bengal on November 19, 1997.

She practised law before the Calcutta High Court as well as the High Courts of Patna, Delhi, and Hyderabad, apart from the Supreme Court.

As an Advocate, she has appeared before the Company Law Board, the Debt Recovery Tribunal, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the Copyright Board, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board and the Securities Appellate Tribunal.

She primarily practiced civil, company, arbitration and constitutional matters and had specialisation in corporate and intellectual property law matters.

Justice Bhattacharya was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court on September 21, 2017. She was made a permanent Judge of the same High Court on September 16, 2019.


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