Rajendra Mal Lodha was born on September 28,1949 at Jodhpur. He was the Central Government Standing Counsel in charge of entire litigation of Union of India at Jaipur Bench during the period 1990 to 1992. He represented Rajasthan High Court in important matters as a Special Counsel. Argued many important cases on behalf of number of Government bodies, Semi-Government bodies, Public authorities like the Rajasthan State Industrial and Investment Development Corporation, Rajasthan Text Book Board, Rajasthan Agricultural Marketing Board, Bharatpur Central Co-operative Bank, Rajasthan State Electricity Board, New India Assurance Company, Oriental Insurance Company, Kendriya Vidyalaya etc.
Elevated as a Permanent Judge of Rajasthan High Court on January 31, 1994. Transferred to Bombay High Court where he assumed office on February 16, 1994. As a Judge, Bombay High Court for thirteen years, he sat on almost all jurisdictions and for many years presided over Division Benches dealing with Constitutional matters, Tax Laws, Arbitration, Intellectual property, Land Acquisition, Labour, Cooperatives, Public Interest Litigation etc.
He was Chairman, Advisory Board constituted under the COFEPOSA Act, 1974 and the M.P.D.A. Act, 1981 in the State of Maharashtra. He was re-transferred to Rajasthan High Court where he assumed office on 2nd February, 2007. Has been administrative Judge of Rajasthan High court. He was associated with National Law University, Jodhpur as its executive member and has been Chairman, State Judicial Academy, Rajasthan. Sworn in as Chief Justice, Patna High Court on 13th May, 2008. Elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 17th December, 2008. He was Retired on 27.09.2014.
Other positions held: These include:
Chairman, State Judicial Academy, Rajasthan
Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority
Chairman, General Council, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
President, Supreme Court Middle Income Group Legal Aid Society
Chairperson, Advisery Committee, National Court Management Systems
Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
Chancellor, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Chancellor, Chanakya National Law University, Patna
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