Justice N Kotiswar Singh appointed Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court [Read Notification]

Bar & Bench October 5 2019
Kotiswar Singh

Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh has been appointed the Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.

To this end, a Central Government notification issued on Saturday states,

"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 the date Shri Justice Arup Kumar Goswami, relinquishes the charge as Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court consequent upon his appointment as Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court."

The appointment has been made in view of the appointment of erstwhile Acting Chief Justice Arup Goswami's as the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court. Justice Goswami had been appointed the Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court following the retirement of Chief Justice Ajit Singh.

Justice N Kotiswar Singh obtained his law degree from Campus Law Centre, Law Faculty, Delhi University in 1986. He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1986 under the Bar Council of Delhi and later on transferred to the roll of the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

After a brief practice in the Supreme Court of India, he shifted his practice under the Gauhati High Court. He served as Advocate General of Manipur and was designated Senior Advocate in 2008.

He was sworn in as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court in 2011 and became a permanent judge in 2012. He ceased to be the Judge of the Gauhati High Court and became Judge of the new High Court of Manipur when the Manipur High Court was created in March, 2013. During his term at the Manipur High Court, he has served twice as its Acting Chief Justice. In October 2018, he was transferred back to the Gauhati High Court.

[Read the Notification]

Justice N Kotiswar Singh -Acting Chief Justice - Gauhati High Court - October 5 2019

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