Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh Appointed As The Acting Chief Justice Of Gauhati High Court [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesJustice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh Appointed As The Acting Chief Justice Of Gauhati High Court [Read Notification] Sparsh Upadhyay22 Sep 2020 9:44 AMShare This – xOn Wednesday (16th September) the Centre notified the appointment of Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court (as per Article 223 of the Constitution of India) effective from Monday (21st September).Notably, Justice Ajai Lamba retired as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 20.09.2020. After Justice Lamba’s retirement,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn Wednesday (16th September) the Centre notified the appointment of Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court (as per Article 223 of the Constitution of India) effective from Monday (21st September).Notably, Justice Ajai Lamba retired as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 20.09.2020. After Justice Lamba’s retirement, Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, is now the senior-most Judge of the Gauhati High Court.The Centre’s Notification (issued on 16th September) reads,”In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, senior-most Judge of the Gauhati High Court, to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 21st September 2020 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Ajai Lamba, Chief Justice, Gauhati High Court..”Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh’s ProfileHe was born on 1st March, 1963 at Imphal, Manipur, to (Late) Justice N. Ibotombi Singh of the Gauhati High Court, who had also served as the first Advocate General of Manipur and Smt. N. Gomati Devi.On completion of his schooling from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia, West Bengal and Pre University Course in Science from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, he graduated from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University with B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science in 1983.He obtained his Degree in Law (L.L.B.) from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 1986, thereafter, he enrolled as an Advocate in 1986.After a brief practice in the Supreme Court of India, he shifted his practice under the Gauhati High Court, the then common High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.He also practised in the Central Administrative Tribunal, Guwahati and the Subordinate Courts and various Tribunals in Manipur.He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on 31.03.2008. He also served as the Advocate General of the State of Manipur from 03.11.2007 till elevation to the Bench.He was sworn in as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 17.10.2011 and as a Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 07.11.2012.He was appointed as a Judge of the Manipur High Court upon its creation with effect from 23.03.2013. He was also appointed to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur w.e.f 01.07.2017 till 08.02.2018, again from 23.02.2018 till 17.05.2018.Further, on transfer to Gauhati High Court, he assumed charge as a Judge, Gauhati High Court on 11.10.2018Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification]Next Storylast_img read more