SHRI JUSTICE (Retd) P.SATHASIVAM

Hon’ble Governor of Kerala

Shri Palanisamy Sathasivam is the current Governor of Kerala, in office since 31st August 2014. He has pioneered a quality improvement drive in higher education by instituting the Chancellor’s Award for the best university in the State for nurturing the spirit of healthy competition among Kerala State Universities. He previously served as the 40th Chief Justice of India from 2013 to 2014.

Sathasivam is the second judge from Tamil Nadu to become the CJI. He is also the first former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to be appointed as the Governor of a state.

Shri Justice Sathasivam has to his credit several path-breaking judgments which include the ‘Reliance Gas Judgment’ wherein he observed that ‘in a national democracy like ours, the national assets belong to the people’ and the same should be explored through Public Sector Undertakings.