Former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Manjula Chellur has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) for a period of three years or until further orders.
The notification appointing her states: “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal for appointment of Justice (Smt) Manjula Chellur, Retired Chief Justice, Bombay High Court as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in the pay scale and with such ‘allowances and benefits as are admissible to the post , for a period of 03 years from the date of assumption of charge of the post, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.”
Justice Chellur has had several firsts to her credit. She was the first female judge of Karnataka High Court, and was also the first woman to be appointed as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. Further, she was the second woman to be appointed as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court in 2016, a post she held until her retirement last year.
She will now be taking over APTEL, which has been without a full-time Chairperson for eight months now, since the retirement of Justice (Retd.) Ranjana P. Desai on November 30, 2017.