NEW DELHI:Retired Judge of Supreme Court of India, Justice Shiva Kirti Singh has been appointed as Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).
“He was born on 13th November, 1951 in Saran district (now Siwan), Bihar, and Grandfather Late Krishna Kumar Singh had a modest Zamindari in Narendrapur Village. Father Late Shambhu Prasad Singh, retired as a senior most Judge of Patna High Court in January, 1979,” according to his Supreme Court profile.
“His uncle, late Uma Kant Pd. Singh became a martyr in front of Patna Secretariat during Quit India Movement in August 1942. Maternal grandfather Late B.P. Sinha was Chief Justice of India from 1959 to 1964,” it said.
He had completed schooling from Sainik School Tilaiya, Graduation in Political Science from Patna College, Post Graduation from Patna University and LL.B. from Patna Law College, all in First Division.
After law degree, he enrolled as an advocate on March 17, 1977 and designated Senior Advocate on January 17, 1990. Practised in Patna High Court in Civil, Criminal, Service and Constitutional matters. Served as counsel for Bihar State Electricity Board for several years.
Then he had elevated as permanent Judge of Patna High Court on December 29, 1998. Also served as Executive Chairman of Bihar State Legal Services Authority from March 07, 2006 to October 16, 2012.
In May 2009, he had appointed as acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court for about four months, again in September 2009 for about same period and for the third time in May 2010 for a lesser period.
Later, he got transferred got Allahabad High Court and took oath on October 17, 2012 and appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on November 20, 2012 and as Chief Justice on February 04, 2013.
In September 19, 2013, he elevated to Supreme Court of India.