Mrs. Meenakshi Madan Rai was sworn in as the first lady judge of the Sikkim High Court.
Governor of Sikkim Srinivas Patil administered the oath of office to her at Raj Bhavan in Gangtok.
After taking oath of office, she took charge as judge. With this Sikkim High Court again got its full strength of three judges after a gap of about one year.
It should be noted that Mrs. Rai is also the third High Court judge who hails from Sikkim.
About Sikkim High Court
- Sikkim High Court was established under Article 371-F which was added in Constitution by Constitutional (Thirty-Sixth Amendment) Act, 1975.
- Seat of the court: Gangtok.
- Sanctioned Judge strength: 3.
- Incumbent Chief Justice: Pius C Kuriakose.