Justice Swatanter Kumar


Justice Swatanter Kumar, B.A., LL.B. is the former chairperson of the National Green Tribunal and a former judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Kumar enrolled as an Advocate with the Delhi Bar Council on 12 July 1971. He practiced in various High Courts and the Supreme Court, and served as an Additional District & Sessions Judge in the Himachal Pradesh High Court from February, 1983 till his resignation in October 1983, and thereafter resumed practice at New Delhi. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 10 November 1994, transferred to P&H on 30 November 1994, and was appointed as a permanent Judge on 30 November 1995. He transferred to Delhi on 4 October 2004 and was appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 31 March 2007.

The appointment of Kumar as a judge of the Supreme Court by President Mrs. Pratibha Patil was announced by the Law and Justice Ministry in December 2009.

He has been appointed as the Chairperson of National Green Tribunal on 20 December 2012 and retired on 19 December 2017.