Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Menon hails from Jabalpur, M.P. and is a 1981 graduate of N.E.S Law College, Jabalpur. He adorned the esteemed post of Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from August 2018 till August 2019. He has also served as the acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court and later the Chief Justice of Patna High Court.
His Lordship started his litigation career under the mentorship of esteemed Senior Advocate P. Sadasivan Nair. He was also the Standing Counsel to Central Government until his elevation to the Bench in the year 2002. During his period as a lawyer, he represented several renowned organizations and public sector undertakings which included South Eastern Coal Fields Ltd., Northern Coalfields Ltd, Western Coalfields Ltd., Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, Vijaya Bank, Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur M.P. Dairy Development Corporation, Associated Companies Ltd., Reliance, Tata Motors, etc.
Justice Menon was elevated to the Gwalior Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court as an Additional Judge on 1st April 2002. In 2008, he got posted at the Principal Bench at Jabalpur, until his elevation as the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court on 15 March 2017. He transferred as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. His Lordshipsdemitted the office of Chief Justice, Delhi High Court on 6th June 2019.
In a judicial career spanning over 17 years, particularly as a Judge in the Madhya Pradesh High Court and thereafter as Chief Justice of Patna High Court, Justice Menon has made remarkable contribution to the development of law and has decided a wide range of complicated issues in the realm of civil constitution and labour laws.Being famous as the people’s judge humane to their sensitivities, he delivered many notable judgements to protect and strengthen the rights of the common man.
During his tenure at the M.P. High Court, Justice Menon was associated with several Administrative Committees and was also appointed as Welfare Commissioner for the Bhopal Gas Victims Compensation Commission for a period of five years (December, 2010 to March, 2015). Recently, Justice Menon has been proposed for being appointed as the Chairperson of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) by the Supreme Court to the Central Government.
Justice Menon is a strong believer of the ideology that age is not a bar to comprehend the magnificence and nuances of law. His excellence inadministration stems from his ability to take quick and strong decisions coupledwith his patience, independence, humility, lack of ego and his commitment tohard work. He has inspired a generation of lawyers with his outstanding work and has motivated them to excel in their profession irrespective of age.
Justice Menon accepted himself to be the Patron of CAN Foundation, which is a matter of immense pride for the Foundation, still in its cradle.