Dr. Yogesh Pratap Singh joined Supreme Court of India on deputation as ‘Deputy Registrar (Research)’ and will be assisting Hon'ble Judges on various legal issues.
The present Chief Justice Hon’ble Justice T. S. Thakur has envisioned a Research Cell (consisting of academicians from law universities/faculties) in the Supreme Court with an Additional Registrar, a Deputy Registrar and three Assistant Registrars.
A panel of Hon’ble Justice Anil R Dave, Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra and Hon’ble Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde interviewed the candidates for the post of Deputy Register. Mr. Singh was selected as Deputy Registrar (Research) and the order was sent to his parent institution to relieve him.
“I was relieved from National Law University Odisha on 16th May 2016 and joined my duties in Supreme Court on 17th May 2016.
The reason for my joining Supreme Court is twofold:
First; being Apex Court of the land I will be part of decision making process, that undoubtedly will be a big learning exercise and hence I feel privileged.
And second; being a student of judicial behaviour I want to strengthen my research by being in the close proximity of Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court.”
Dr. Yogesh Pratap Singh earned his LLM from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and MA in Ancient Indian History from the University of Allahabad. He was awarded Ph.D. in the year 2014 on his thesis “Contribution of Dissenting Opinions of Indian Supreme Court Judges to the Indian Legal System: A Critical Evaluation”. His thesis was acknowledged as a significant contribution to the understanding of voting patterns of judges in the Supreme Court of India.
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He further showed gratitude by stating, “I am immensely grateful to the Chief Justice of India other Judges who selected me for this assignment. I am thankful to my Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr) Srikrishna Deva Rao for sanctioning my deputation.”
He was a part of the founding faculty of the KIIT Law School, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He was heading the School of Public Law at NLUO before joining Glocal Law School, Saharanpur. Presently he is on lien to Glocal Law School, Saharanpur as a Head of the School.
He has worked as a law trainee in the Supreme Court of India under the guidance of Hon'ble Justice SB Sinha, Senior Judge, Supreme Court of India. He has worked as a Legal Researcher in the Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), Dehra Dun. Mr. Yogesh has also been a part of Ciedhu programme in France conducted for University Teachers.
Portraying great conviction, NLU Delhi faculty and Director of Death Penalty Research Project had resigned from the post of Deputy Registrar (Research) in the Supreme Court of India last year. Prof. Anup was appointed as the Deputy Registrar (Research) in 2014 May. Read more at Live Law.