Justice J.R. Midha was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11th April, 2008 and permanent Judge of that Court on 6th July, 2011.
Before elevation, Justice Midha had been practicing before the Delhi High Court, Supreme Court, and other Courts/Forums including MRTP Commission, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, etc. Justice Midha was the Standing Counsel (Civil) of Govt. of NCT of Delhi before the High Court of Delhi from 2006 to March 2008.
From 1989 to 1992, Justice Midha was also teaching at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. He taught various subjects including Code of Civil Procedure, Indian Evidence Act, Transfer of Property Act, Delhi Rent Control Act, Limitation Act, Arbitration Act, Motor Vehicles Act, Court Fees Act, Suit Valuation Act, Indian Registration Act and Indian Stamp Act. Justice Midha also compiled the synopsis and case material on the subjects of "Pleading and Conveyancing" and "Motor Accident Compensation" for the Campus Law Centre. While teaching, Justice Midha organized a Lok Adalat on Motor Accident Compensation in Campus Law Centre in 1991 in which the compensation was computed by the Law students under his guidance and the computation was given to the Lok Adalat Judges in advance to ensure that the claimants get fair and uniform compensation.
As a Judge, Justice J.R. Midha has actively initiated judicial reforms to speed up the payment of due compensation to the victims of the road accidents. He has been successful in his efforts to a great extent. The Claims Tribunal Agreed Procedure formulated at his initiative with the consent of all the Insurance Companies and Delhi Police provides that the police shall complete the investigation of a criminal case, collect the entire evidence relating to computation of compensation and file a Detailed Accident Report (DAR) with the Claims Tribunal within 30 days with a copy to the Insurance Company whereupon the Insurance Company shall compute the compensation and offer the same to the claimant within 30 days thereafter. If the amount offered by the Insurance Company is fair and reasonable, the Claims Tribunal shall pass a consent award and the compensation is paid within 30 days. However, if the amount offered by the Insurance Company is not fair, the Tribunal shall pass an award within 30 days thereafter meaning thereby that the claimants get the compensation within 90 to 120 days. From April, 2010 to July 2012, a total number of 21,830 claims were filed before Motor Accident Claim Tribunals in Delhi out of which, compensation has been awarded to the claimants in terms of the Claims Tribunal Agreed Procedure in 10,762 cases.
Justice Midha has written books on Motor Accident Claims Compensation and Amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure.