CHENNAI: P R Shivakumar, Chief Judge of the Small Causes Court, Chennai, and G Rajasuria, Principal District Judge, Cuddalore, have been elevated as judges of the Madras High Court.
President A P J Abdul Kalam appointed them as additional judges to the High Court for a period of two years from the date they assumed charge.With their appointment, the number of judges in the Madras High Court has gone up to 45.
Hailing from Pethanvalasai village in Sivaganga district, Judge Shivakumar
(52), enrolled as an advocate in 1980 after completing his
BL in Pondicherry Government Law College
and ML in the University of Madras
.After practising law for nine years, he became a subordinate court judge in 1989 and served in Erode, Mayiladuthurai and Gobichettipalayam.In June 1997, Shivakumar was promoted as District Judge and became the chief judge of the Small Causes Court in Chennai in May 2006.
Born in Pondicherry, Rajasurya completed B.A and ML (Criminal Law and Criminology) in the Madras University
. Later, he completed postgraduate diploma in French Law in the Government Law College, Pondicherry.He
enrolled as an advocate in Pondicherry in 1975 and joined as District Munsif in Pondicherry in 1980.He served in various capacities, including District Munsif, Judicial Magistrate, Sub-Judge and District Judge in Pondicherry.
Rajasurya worked as a lecturer in the Dr Ambedkar Government Law College
and taught CPC and CrPC for two years.He
was deputed as deputy director of Prosecution in the Law Department for two years and law officer in Pondicherry for four years.After serving as a judge in the family court in Chennai, he joined as district judge in Cuddalore on May 4, 2005.