About the Speaker- Justice K. Kannan is a former judge, High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh and at High Court of Madras. He was elevated as a judge in 2008. He has authored and edited several books on law from 2002. A trained mediator, Justice Kannan blogged for a while with a reasonable public following before dropping out due to professional compulsions. His principled public declaration of assets as the first judge in India brought a new paradigm for the entire judiciary to follow, and the weekly India Today named him among twenty heroes of 2009. He retired from judgeship in June 2016. Presently he is the Chairman of Railway Claims Tribunal at its Principal Bench at New Delhi.