Justice R. C. Chavan was born on 12th April 1952. Joined Judicial service as Civil Judge (Junior Division) and Judicial Magistrate First Class on 1st March 1976. Promoted as Civil Judge (Senior Division) in July 1985 and as an Additional District and Sessions Judge in March 1987. He served as an Additional District and Session Judge at Jalgaon and Thane and Joint District and Sessions Judge at Nashik. Appointed as Joint Director, Judicial Officers Training Institute at Nagpur and served as such from 1990 to 1994. He worked as District and Sessions Judge at Nanded, Aurangabad, Daman and Diu and Pune. He served as Additional Registrar, Registrar and the first Registrar General of Bombay High Court and elevated to Judge of Bombay High Court on 22nd June 2005. He was appointed as a Judge of the Special Court (TORTS), Bombay on 19th November,2012.He Joined as Chairman of Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.