Justice Pana Chand Jain

Born on 19 March 1927 Justice Pana Chand Jain, affectionately and respectfully called Kakaji, is an octogenarian, in the late eighties, yet all active and agile and is a multi-faceted personality full of experiences and profound knowledge. A SahityaRatan along with B.Sc, LLB and MA degrees, he joined Bar Council in 1951. Having practised at the Bar for as long as 34 years, he was elevated as permanent judge of the Rajasthan High Court in 1985, the post he held until 1989 when he retired.

He emphatically carried cudgels against the violation of human rights and for the protection of natural environment.

He was invited to join the international fact finding mission organized by the Sarawak DayakIban Association, PCFC and PAN AP, a leading NGO of Malaysia, regarding land and livelihood of indigenous community of Malaysia and Sarawak.

He gave valuable inputs as an active participant in the United Nations Climates Change Conference, UNCCC, COP 15 at Copenhagen in 2009.Considering his useful contribution, he was again invited to UNCCC meeting, COP 16 and CMP 6 at Cancun, Mexico, in December 2010, UNCCC conference in Germany in June 2011 and UNCCC conference at Durban, South Africa in December 2011. He attended COP18 at Rio (Brazil) COP 19 at Poland.

Position Held:

Respecting his visionary outlook and progressive approach he has been honoured to guide the destiny of many prestigious organisations, some of which comprise,

  1. District Governor, 1985-86 - Lions Club International, District 323 E 11.
  2. Secretary - Association of Retired Supreme Court and High Court Judges of India.
  3. President (Rajasthan Chapter) - Social Security Association of India
  4. Member - Advisory Committee, BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, Jaipur Kendra.
  5. Member - Board of Patrons of Citizen Forum on Human Rights, Gandhigram, Gujarat.

Justice Jain as a prolific writer contributes regularly to the editorials of regional and national dailies. One can also see him on prestigious TV channels participating in discussion.