Recently retired judge of the Supreme Court justice Ranjana Prakash Desai on Monday took over as chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Aptel).

Desai served as a Bombay high court judge from 1996 till 2011 when she was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court.

During her time at the apex court, Desai was a part of the bench that ordered real estate firm DLF Ltd to deposit the 630 crore penalty imposed on it by the Competition Commission of India.

She was also on the bench in the black money case that ordered the central government to reveal all the names it had received from foreign countries with regard to foreign bank account holders.