Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur, M.A.,L.L.B was enrolled as an Advocate of the Rajasthan High Court in 1967. In 1969 Justice Mathur was appointed as Assistant Government Advocate and promoted to Deputy Government Advocate before becoming Government Advocate of Jodhpur in 1977 and Additional Advocate General in 1981. In 1985 Justice Mathur was appointed as Additional Judge and a year later as permanent Judge of the Rajasthan High Court. In 1994 Justice Mathur joined the Madhya Pradesh High Court and went on to become its Chief Justice in 1996 before assuming the charge of Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court in 1999. In 2004 Justice Mathur was elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India where he served for four years before retiring in August 2008. From September 2008 till Aug 2013 he served as the First Chairperson of the Armed Forces Tribunal, Principal Bench. He has extensively travelled to many Countries and participated in several Conferences and Seminars held in USA, UK, France, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium South Africa, Netherlands, Thailand, Singapore and other countries.