10 things you should know about Indu Malhotra

Indu Malhotra

Indu Malhotra is the first woman lawyer to be Judge in Supreme Court. The Centre on Wednesday approved the appointment of Malhotra from the list of recommendations by Collegium in January. Here are the 10 facts about Indu Malhotra.

1. She was born in Bangalore as the youngest child of senior Supreme Court advocate late Om Prakash Malhotra.  

2. Indu Malhotra did her graduation and masters in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi University.

3. Her Bachelor of Law was also from Delhi University.

4. She enrolled in Delhi Bar Council in 1983. 

5. Indu Malhotra qualified the Advocate-on-Records in the Supreme Court exam with a first rank in 1988.

6. She was appointed as the Standing Counsel for the state of Haryana in Supreme Court and represented various government bodies such as SEBI, CSIR, DDA and others in the apex court.

7. After 30 years, Indu Malhotra became the second woman to be designated as Senior Advocate in Supreme Court in 2007. Justice Leila Seth was first woman senior advocate.

8. She specialised the arbitration law and has appeared in several commercial arbitrations around the world.

9. Ms Malhotra has written a book titled "Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996", which is considered as a classic in the law of arbitration.

10. Ms Malhotra will take oath as Judge later this week.

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