Justice A. K. Sikri

Chairman, Judges Advisory Board

Justice A K Sikri did his B.Com (Hons.) from Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi University in the year 1974 and LL.B from Law Faculty, Delhi University in the year 1977. He was awarded Gold Medal for attaining first position in LL.B.; and awarded special prize for getting highest marks in Constitutional Law I & II.

He enrolled as an Advocate in July, 1977 with Bar Council of Delhi and started practicing in Delhi. As lawyer, he conducted cases of all types with specialization in Constitutional cases, Labour – Service Matters and Arbitration Matters. Was counsel for numerous Public Sector Undertakings, Educational Institutions, Banks & Financial Institutions and various Private Sector Corporations. He was also part-time lecturer in Campus Law Centre, Delhi University (1984-89); was Vice-President, Delhi High Court Bar Association during 1994-95; was member of the Governing Body of various colleges from time to time; and designated as Senior Advocate by Delhi High Court on 30th September, 1997. 

He was appointed as Judge of High Court of Delhi w.e.f. 7th July, 1999; became the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 10th October, 2011 and was elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 23.9.2012.  Justice Sikri was elevated to the Supreme Court of India on 12th April, 2013.

Has been conferred Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa, by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, in November 2013.