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Centre approves appointment of Justice JB Pardiwala as Supreme Court judge

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President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment of Justice Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala as a Judge of the Supreme Court.

As per a notification uploaded on the website of the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice on Saturday, the appointment followed the recommendation made by the Supreme Court Collegium in a meeting on May 4.

Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala was born on August 12, 1965 at Mumbai in a family of lawyers. He graduated from J.P. Arts College, Valsad in 1985 and obtained a Law degree from K.M. Law College, Valsad in 1988 and Sanad on November 18, 1988.

A fourth-generation Advocate, Justice Pardiwala hails from Valsad in South Gujarat. His great grandfather Navrojji Bhikhaji Pardiwala started practice in 1894 at Valsad.

His grandfather Cawasji Navrojji Pardiwala joined the Bar at Valsad in 1929 and practiced up to 1958.

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His father Burjor Cawasji Pardiwala joined Bar at Valsad in 1955 and remained the Speaker of 7th Gujarat Legislative Assembly from December, 1989 to March, 1990.

Justice Pradiwala started practice at Valsad from January, 1989. He shifted to Gujarat High Court, Ahmedabad in September, 1990 and practiced in all branches of Law.

He remained Member of the Bar Council of Gujarat from 1994 to 2000. The eminent lawyer was also appointed as Nominated Member of the Disciplinary Committee of Bar Council of India.

The eminent Advocate worked as Honorary Co-Editor of Gujarat Law Herald, a publication of the Bar Council of Gujarat.

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He worked as a member of the Gujarat High Court Legal Services Authority, was appointed as Standing Counsel for the High Court of Gujarat and its subordinate Courts since 2002 and continued as such till his elevation to the Bench.

Justice Pardiwala was elevated as an Additional Judge in Gujarat High Court on February 17, 2011 and confirmed as permanent Judge on January 28, 2013.

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