Justice Indira Banerjee was on 31 March 2017 appointed as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court. Presently, she is serving as the judge of the Delhi High Court. She succeeds Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who was transferred to the Supreme Court in February 2017. With this, Justice Banerjee became the second woman to head the Madras High Court.
Justice Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar was the first lady to head the charted court in 1992. Born in September 1957, Justice Banerjee enrolled as an advocate in 1985. She practiced both in the original and appellate sides of Calcutta High Court. She was appointed as permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court in February 2002. She was transferred to Delhi High Court in August 2016.