Manipur: Nongmeikapam Kotiswar named acting Chief Justice of Gauhati HC

Imphal, May 08 2022: The President of India has appointed Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, senior-most Puisne Judge of Gauhati High Court as acting Chief Justice of the High Court with effect from the date Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia relinquishes charge as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.

Justice Dhulia is set to proceed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.

The Centre yesterday notified the appointment of Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia as a Supreme Court Judge.

The notification issued in this regard reads thus: “In exercise of the power conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint, Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, senior most Puisne Judge of the Gauhati High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from the date Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia relinquishes the charge as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court consequent upon his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India” .

Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh 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 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 BA (Hons.) in Political Science in 1983 .

He obtained his Degree in Law (LLB) 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 March 31, 2008 .

He also served as the Advocate General of the State of Manipur from November 11, 2007 till his elevation to the Bench.

He was sworn in as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on October 17, 2011 and as a Judge of the Gauhati High Court on November 7, 2012 .

He was appointed as a Judge of the Manipur High Court upon its creation with effect from March 23, 2013 .

He was also appointed to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur from July 1, 2017 till August, 2, 2018, again from February 23, 2018 till May 17, 2018 .

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