Justice Manjula Chellur today took oath as the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity under the Ministry of Power in New Delhi.
Prior to this, Justice Chellur was the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. She was the first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. She has also served as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and the first female judge of the Karnataka High Court.
In 1977, the Supreme Court of India sponsored her on a Gender and Law fellowship to England’s University of Warwick. In 2013, Justice Chellur received an honorary doctorate from Karnataka State Women’s University.