Collegium recommends transfer of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan from Gauhati High Court to Bombay High Court

Murali Krishnan September 1 2019
Ujjal Bhuyan

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan from Gauhati High Court to Bombay High Court. The resolution to that effect was passed on August 28.

The decision has been taken in the interest of better administration of justice, the Collegium resolution states. It reads:

“The Collegium resolves to recommend that Mr. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, Judge, Gauhati High Court, be transferred, in the interest of better administration of justice, to Bombay High Court.”

Justice Ujjal Bhuyan obtained LLB Degree from Government Law College, Guwahati and LLM from Gauhati University. He enrolled at the Bar in 1991 and practiced before the Principal Seat of the Gauhati High Court at Guwahati and appeared before the Agartala, Shillong, Kohima and Itanagar Benches of the Gauhati High Court. He also practiced before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Guwahati Bench and the Assam Board of Revenue.

He was the Standing Counsel of the Income Tax Department for 16 years, starting as Junior Standing Counsel in May 1995 and before being appointed as Senior Standing Counsel in 2008. He was the Additional Government Advocate, Meghalaya in the Principal Seat of the Gauhati High Court from April 2002 to October 2006.

He was designated Senior Advocate in 2010 by the Gauhati High Court and was appointed Additional Advocate General of Assam ion 2011.

He was elevated as Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court on October 17, 2011 and was made permanent judge on March 20, 2013.

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Justice Ujjal Bhuyan collegium resolution