JUSTICE J.P. DEVADHAR
Born on 8th April 1951. He did his schooling
at Ankola, Dist. North Kanara, Karnataka and his graduation at Karnataka
University. He acquired the Bachelor & Master degree in Law from the
University of Bombay. Started practice of Law at Bombay High Court in 1977
in the chambers of Mr. Justice D.R. Dhanuka (Retd.). Since then he has been
practicing at High Court in Constitutional Law and other branches of Civil
Law and particularly Cooperative Societies Act, Service Law, Rent Act,
Customs Act, Excise Act and Direct Tax Laws such as Income Tax, Wealth Tax
and Gift Tax.
He has been the counsel for Union of India since 1982. He has been standing
Counsel for Income Tax Department since 1985. He has appeared in large
number of cases in above branches of Law in the Bombay High Court, CEGAT,
Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal, Central
Administrative Tribunal and Supreme Court of India.
Was associated with social organisations like Chinmaya-Mission. During the
functioning of the Lentin commission inquiring into JJ Hospital deaths he
was Counsel for the Commission. He was elevated to the Bombay High Court as
Additional Judge on October 12, 2001 and retired on 7th April 2013.
Appointed as Presiding
Officer of Securities Appellate Tribunal by Central Government notification
dated 11.07.2013 and accordingly assumed the charge on 12.07.2013 (A/N).