Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh

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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, Chairperson, Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)

Born on 13.11.1951. Grandfather Late Krishna Kumar Singh of Village Narendrapur, P.S. Ander, District Saran (now Siwan), Bihar, had a modest Zamindari. Father Late Shambhu Prasad Singh, retired as a senior most Judge of Patna High Court in January, 1979. Uncle, late Uma Kant Pd. Singh became a martyr in front of Patna Secretariat during Quit India Movement in August 1942. Maternal grandfather Late B.P. Sinha was Chief Justice of India from 1959 to 1964. Completed schooling from Sainik School Tilaiya, Graduation in Political Science from Patna College, Post-Graduation from Patna University and LL.B. from Patna Law College, all in First Division. Enrolled as an Advocate on March 17, 1977 and designated Senior Advocate on January 17, 1990. Practised in Patna High Court in Civil, Criminal, Service and Constitutional matters. Served as counsel for Bihar State Electricity Board for several years. Elevated as permanent Judge of Patna High Court on December 29, 1998. Also served as Executive Chairman of Bihar State Legal Services Authority from March 07, 2006 to October 16, 2012. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court in May 2009 for about four months, again in September 2009 for about same period and for the third time in May 2010 for a lesser period. Transferred to Allahabad High Court and took oath on October 17, 2012. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on November 20, 2012 and as Chief Justice on February 04, 2013. Elevated to Supreme Court on September 19, 2013 and retired on November 11, 2016(FN). Assumed the office of Chairperson, Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal on April 21, 2017.

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