Retd SC judge takes over as Chairperson of Armed Forces Tribunal

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New Delhi, Sep 2 (UNI) Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur today took over charge as the first Chairperson of the Armed Forces Tribunal.

The tenure, for a period of four years, would see Justice Mathur glide the Armed Forces Tribunal into a potent organisation which addresses the common concerns of its personnel in view of day-to-day context.

Born in August 1943, Justice Mathur first enrolled as an advocate of the Rajasthan High Court in 1967 and served as Assistant Government Advocate, Deputy Government Advocate and later as Government Advocate of Jodhpur between 1969-78.

He was appointed as Additional Advocate General of Rajasthan in 1981 and later became Additional Judge of Rajasthan High Court in 1985 and Permanent Judge of the same court the following year.

He was transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court in 1994 and appointed as Chief Justice of the same court in 1996.

Justice Mathur was later transferred to Calcutta High Court in 1999 and elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court in June 2004 from where he retired on the 6th of this month.

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