Justice Subramonium Prasad was born on June 21, 1959. He was enrolled as an Advocate on December 14, 1983. He practised for 23 years in the High Court of Madras in all subjects. He graduated in B.com (hons.) from the Delhi University. His compassion towards law instigated him to pursue LLB from campus law centre, New Delhi in the year 1990. Consequently he cleared his Advocate on record Exam in 1996 and started his individual Practice. In his breath taking career he became the standing counsel in the High Court of Tamil Nadu and held the post till 2006. His contribution to the dynamics of law is significantly far greater which was highlighted throughout his career. He was appointed as the standing counsel for the custodian appointed under special court, trial of offences relating to transactions under security, Act 1992, dealing with the cases of the famous stock exchange scam which rooted down to October 2012. Tracing his career he was appointed as the additional advocate general for the State of the Tamil Nadu in the Supreme Court of India, following his exception work he was uplifted and was designated as a senior advocate by the Supreme Court in the year 2015. He was appointed as an additional Judge to the New Delhi High Court in the year 2018 with respect to his remarkable contribution in the Indian Judiciary. However, his appointment as an additional judge was challenged shortly after he took over, the counsel stated that since he had not practiced as an advocate in the Madras court or subordinate court for at least a time period of 10 years which is the minimum requirement to be adjudicated as a High Court Judge. However, a division bench comprised of the then Chief Justice Indira Banerjee dismissed the challenge on the ground that there was no violation of the eligibility criteria under the Article 217 of the Indian Constitution which states that Every Judge of a High Court shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, the Governor of the State, and, in the case of appointment of a Judge other than the Chief Justice, the Chief Justice of the High court, and shall hold office, in the case of an additional or acting Judge, as provided in Article 224, and in any other case, until he attains the age of sixty two years. Provided that:
- a Judge may, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office.
- a Judge may be removed from his office by the President in the manner provided in clause ( 4 ) of Article 124 for the removal of a Judge of the Supreme Court.
- the office of a Judge shall be vacated by being appointed by the President to be a Judge of the Supreme Court or by being transferred by the President to any other High Court within the territory of India.
Over his career of 28 years, he worked under several of the designations on numerous high profile matters lodging justice. He was involved with judgements relating to constitutional law, tax law, corporate law, commercial law, service law, state river dispute act which involved inter- state water disputes which was termed as an most sensitive issues of the Indian federal structure. The recent case of Cauvery water dispute is one of the prime time examples of such matters. He was appointed as an additional Judge of the Madras Court on 4th June, 2018. Later as mentioned, transformed to the Delhi High Court and currently is seated as a permanent Judge of the Delhi High Court bench on 17th March, 2020.