Justice Leila Seth Fellowship

Justice Gita Mittal

Justice Gita Mittal is the former Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, and the first woman judge to serve in that capacity. She also served as the Acting Chief Justice and Judge of Delhi High Court. Prior to her appointment as Additional Judge in 2004, she had an illustrious legal practice in all courts and other judicial forums since 1981. Justice Mittal received the Nari Shakti Puruskar Award, which is the highest civilian honour for women in India in 2018, and the Justice PN Bhagwati Award by the Capital Foundation in recognition of her outstanding contribution in the field of judicial administration in 2019. In 2021, she was conferred with the Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021 by the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).