Hon’ble Mr.Justice E. Padmanabhan, B.Sc., B.L.(PG) DC BiL.,
After graduating from Madras University through Madras Law College started practicing as an advocate before Madras High Court in the Environmental, Administrative and Election Law mostly specializing on writs. He has to his credit many standard articles published on environment and consumer protection.
As a recognition of his eminence and integrity in the profession, High court invited him to be the Secretary of its Rules committee, followed by the confident of the status of Senior Advocate in 1994, and to be elevated soon in 1996. During his 9 year tenure as Judge some of his judgments are considered of High Social Economic Value, to mention few that which permitted woman employees to work even in third shift with adequate safety for them, that which directed the issue of permit to operate Mini-Buses to remote villages without any transport coverage. And he was associated with High Court Green Bench for 3 years.
His Judicial fair play and acumen has prompted the state to utilize his service for the public good even after his retirement on 14.12.2003 and invited to be the president of consumer disputes redress commission and later Executive Chairman of Legal Service Authority of the Union Territory of Pondicherry. He finally served as a Judicial Member on the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Delhi and as a sole Arbitrator appointed by High Court in many cases.