|The Gauhati High Court|
|( High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh )|
Born on 01.03.1956. Passed B.A. in 1976 from Nowrosjee Wadia College, University of Poona. Obtained LLB Degree from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 1979. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Assam on 22nd August 1980. Started law practice in the Courts of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Munsiff and Deputy Commissioner/District Magistrate in the Churachandpur District of Manipur in the year 1980. Started appearance in the Court of District & Sessions Judge, Manipur in Criminal and Civil cases both in the Original and Civil sides in the year 1983 and also before Revenue Tribunal and Motor Accident Claim Tribunal, Manipur. Specialized in Constitutional Law, Public Law and Service Matter. Started practicing in the Imphal Bench of the Gauhati High Court in 1990. Acted as Concilator in the State as well as District level Lok Adalats in Manipur in 1989, 1992 and 1994. Shifted place of practice to Mizoram in 1997. Empanelled as Defence Pleader in Mizoram on 16th October, 1998. Appointed as Asstt. Advocate General of Mizoram on 12th February, 1999 and as Public prosecutor for High Court on 8th March, 1999. Further, appointed as Public Prosecutor for Aizawl District and Essential Commodities Act on 8th April 1999 & 14th June 1999 respectively. Appointed as Addl. Advocate General, Mizoram on 15th September, 2000. Designated as Senior Advocate on 22nd February, 2001. Appointed Legal Adviser of the Mizoram Co-operative Apex Bank on 9th February, 2001. Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge, Gauhati High Court on 17.7.2003 and was made Permanent Judge on 28.2.2005.
|Shri Biplab Kumar
Born on February 1, 1954 at Guwahati, Assam. His father late Surendranath Sharma was a thinker, prolific writer and was known for his philanthropic activities and philosophic articulation. Shri Sharma obtained his B.Sc., M.A. and LLM. degrees from Gauhati University.
He joined the Bar in September, 1977 and practiced in the Gauhati High Court and its subordinate courts. He also practiced in the Guwahati Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal since its inception in 1985. Specialised in Service, Constitutional and Contractual matters, he was the Standing Counsel of the Indian Railways since 1987 both in the Gauhati High Court and Central Administrative Tribunal, Guwahati Bench. He conducted cases for State Bank of India (SBI) and Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (BRPL) as Special Counsel. He also conducted cases of Labour Department, Government of Assam as its Special Counsel. He was also engaged as Special Counsel for Revenue Department, Government of Assam and was a Standing Counsel of Director of Land Records, Government of Assam. Earlier he represented the Government of Assam in the Forest Department as its Special Counsel.
He was designated as Senior Advocate in June, 1999. He has been associated with the Gauhati Law Times, a monthly Law Journal , as its sole Adviser since 1995 and was also a visiting faculty in the Assam Administrative Staff College. Since 1984 he was involved in law teaching in the Department of Law, Gauhati University. Elevated as the Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 2.12.2003.
|Shri Hrishikesh Roy
Shri Justice Hrishikesh Roy, B.A.(Hons.), LL.B. was born on February 01, 1960. After he obtained his LL.B. Degree from the Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 1982, he was initially enrolled on 5.8.1982 under the Bar Council of Delhi and eventually on shifting of practice to Guwahati, got his enrolment transferred to the Bar Council of Assam. He was designated as a Senior Advocate on 21.12.2004 by the Gauhati High court. For several years, he served as the Senior Government Advocate for the State of Arunachal Pradesh and was the Standing Counsel for the Assam State Electricity Board and the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council. He was sworn in as an additional Judge on 12.10.2006 and was made a permanent Judge w.e.f. 15.7.2008. At present he is the designated Company Judge and also the Chief Justice’s delegatee Judge under Section 11 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 in the Gauhati High Court. As the Chairman of the Mediation Monitoring Committee and also of the Indian Law Institute (ILI), Assam chapter, he is organising Seminars, Workshops and Training programmes for enhancing the Justice Delivery System in the North Eastern India. The High Court’s newsletter ATMAN, is being published regularly under his editorship.
|Shri Chitta Ranjan Sarma
Born on 1st of March, 1954, Graduated in Science and obtained LL.B Degree from the University of Law College under the Gauhati University. Enrolled as an Advocate in 1977 and started practice in the Gauhati High Court. Appointed as Munsiff in the Assam Judicial Service in 1980. Promoted and appointed as Grade I officer of the Assam Judicial Service in 2001. Served in various capabilities in the Assam Judicial Service and as Registrar General of the Gauhati High Court till the date of elevation to the Bench. Sworn in as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 28th December, 2008. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 28.11.2011.
|Shri Arup Kumar Goswami
Born on 11.03.1961 at Jorhat, Assam. Graduated in Economics (Hons) from Cotton College under Gauhati University in 1981. Obtained L.L.B. Degree from Government Law College, Guwahati in 1985. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on 16.8.1985. Practiced mainly on the Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Service side. Was designated Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on 21.12.2004. Was Standing Counsel of Gauhati High Court and Karbi-Anglong Autonomous Council till appointed as an Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court on 24th January, 2011. Had also been a Senior Standing Counsel, Education Department, Government of Assam and Standing Counsel, North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council. Was the Secretary General of the Gauhati High Court Bar Association in 2000-2001. Represented Assam in Ranji Trophy. Also represented East Zone in Under-19, Under-22 and at the senior level. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 07.11.2012.
|Shri Ujjal Bhuyan
Born on 2nd August, 1964 at Guwahati. His father Suchendra Nath
Bhuyan was a Senior Advocate and a former Advocate General of Assam. Did
his schooling in Don Bosco High School, Guwahati and thereafter studied in
Cotton College, Guwahati. After graduating in Arts from Kirori Mal
College, Delhi, he obtained his LL.B. degree from the Government Law
College, Guwahati and the LL.M. degree from the Gauhati University,
He was the Junior Standing Counsel of the Income Tax Department since May, 1995 and was subsequently appointed as the Senior Standing Counsel of the Income Tax Department on 03-12-2008. He was the Additional Government Advocate, Meghalaya in the Principal Seat of the Gauhati High Court from April, 2002 to October, 2006. He was engaged as Special Counsel of the Forest Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh for cases relating to encroachment of Reserved Forests from December, 2005 to April, 2009. Appointed as Standing Counsel of the Gauhati High Court on 03-03-2010.
Designated as Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on 06-09-2010.
He was appointed as Additional Advocate General, Assam on 21-07-2011.
Was a member of Gauhati High Court Bar Association, Lawyers Association, Guwahati, Bar Association of India, All India Federation of Tax Practitioners and Indian Law Institute, Assam Chapter.
Appointed as an Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court on 17th October, 2011.
Appointed as Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 20th March, 2013 and assumed charge as such on 1st April, 2013.
He is also the Executive Chairman of Mizoram State Legal Services Authority.
|Shri Prasanta Kumar Saikia
Born on 26th January, 1954. Passed H.S.L.C. in 1971 from Nagaon Boys’ Higher Secondary School. Passed B. Sc. from Nagaon College in 1974 and LL.B. from Nagaon Law College, under Gauhati University, in 1978. Enrolled as an Advocate of Nagaon Bar Association in 1979. Joined Assam Judicial Service on 5th September, 1980. Occupied various posts in Judicial Service including Special Judge, CBI, Guwahati, and Registrar General, Gauhati High Court.
|Dr. (Mrs) Indira Shah
Born on 17th August, 1954. After completing M.A. and LL.B Degree from University Law College, Dibrugarh enrolled as an Advocate in 1978. On being selected by Assam Public Service Commission joined the Assam Judicial Service in 1980 and worked in various capacities in many districts of Assam and lastly as District Judge in Jorhat and Kamrup till the appointment as Registrar General on 01.11.2011. Awarded Ph.D. in the year 1995 by Dibrugarh University on the thesis “Women in Crime”. First lady Registrar General and High Court Judge from the Judicial Service in the Gauhati High Court.
|Shri Nishitendu Chaudhury
Born on 1st February 1961. Did HSLC and HSSLC (Sc.) Course in 1976 and 1978 from Karimganj Government HS School securing First division. Did B.Sc. with Honours in Zoology from G.C. College, Silchar securing First Class First position. Did LL.B. from A.K. Chanda Law College in 1987 and then joined profession under Mr. N. M. Lahiri in Gauhati High Court. Did LL.M. from BRM Law College, Guwahati. Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 22nd May, 2013.
|Shri Lanusungkum Jamir
Born on the 1st day of March, 1964. Obtained LLB in the year 1988 from the North Eastern Hill University. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura in the year 1989.
Appointed as Additional Senior Government Advocate, Nagaland in the month of November, 2000.
Appointed as Additional Advocate General, Nagaland in the month of March 2009 and continued as such till elevation
Elevated as Additional Judge on 22nd May, 2013.
|Shri Manash Ranjan Pathak
Born on 28th August, 1965 at Guwahati. Completed primary education from Haripriya Vidyapeeth, Kumarpara, Guwahati; middle schooling from M.C.M.E., Uzanbazar, Guwahati, Secondary education from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ambari, Guwahati, passed Higher Secondary from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khanapara, Guwahati; Graduation in Arts from St. Josephs’ College, Bangalore under Bangalore University and obtained LL.B. Degree from the then Government Law College, Panbazar, Guwahati under Gauhati University .
Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on 12.09.1990. Had been practicing mainly on Civil, Constitutional, Land Acquisition and Service matters. Was Standing Counsel of Gauhati High Court and Education Department, Government of Assam till appointment as Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court. Was also Standing Counsel of State of Tripura since 2004 till its bifurcation; Member of the Law Commission, Assam and Member of the Indian Law Institute.
Elevated as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 22nd May 2013.
|Shri Manojit Bhuyan
Born on February 5, 1959 at Guwahati to late Niron Bhuyan and late Parul Bhuyan, obtained Bachelor's Degree with Honours in English Literature from Cotton College, Guwahati in the year 1978. Thereafter completed Masters in English from the Gauhati University. He spent his early school years at St. Mary's Convent, Guwahati, St. Anthony's School, Shillong and finally in Don Bosco School, Guwahati from where he passed his Matriculation Examination. After a brief spell as a Civil Servant with the Government of Assam and thereafter as a Lecturer in English at D.K.College, Mirza, obtained LL.B. Degree in the year 1987, and in the very same year enrolled himself in the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on 16.09.1987. He was designated as Senior Advocate on 04.08.2014. Practiced mainly on the Constitutional, Civil, Criminal and Service side and had represented Institutions like the Reserve Bank of India, SEBI, NABARD, GNRC Hospitals, besides others. Was appointed Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court vide Government of India Notification dated 06.01.2015. During his tenure as an Advocate had attended hosts of seminars and legal workshops organized by the National Legal Services Authority and the Indian Law Institute (Assam Chapter). He is also a trained Mediator having undergone the required 40 hour training at Guwahati under the aegis of Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) of the Supreme Court of India.
|Shri Michael Zothankhuma
Born on 23.10.1965.
Did schooling from St. Edmund's School, Shillong.
Obtained B.A. (Hons.) in English from Hindu College under Delhi University.
Completed LL.B from Campus Law Centre under Delhi University.
Designated as Senior Advocate on 06.09.2010.
Elevated as Additional Judge, Gauhati High Court on 07.01.2015.
|Shri Suman Shyam
Born on 12.06.1969. After completing B.Sc (Major) under the Gauhati University obtained LL.B Degree from the J.B. Law College, Guwahati. Enrolled as an Advocate under the Bar Council of Assam etc. w.e.f. 03.09.1996. Practiced mainly on the civil side dealing with civil matters, constitutional matters, arbitration cases and service matters. Occasionally handled election trial as well as criminal matters before the High Court. Appeared before the Gauhati High Court at Principal Seat as well as at the Outlying Benches and Civil Courts on the original side. Functioned as the Secretary of the Indian Law Institute, Assam Chapter, w.e.f. 29.09.2010 till elevation. Appointed as Standing Counsel of the Gauhati High Court at the Principal Seat and also various public enterprises.
Elevated as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court with effect from 07.01.2015.
|Shri Paran Kumar Phukan
Born on 29th October, 1955 at Jorhat. Graduated in Science with honours in Chemistry from J.B. College, Jorhat. Served as Senior Laboratory Assistant in the Regional Research Laboratory, Jorhat from 1977 to 1983.
Enrolled as an Advocate in the Tezpur Bar Association in 1983 and moved over to Guwahati in 1985. Joined as Munsiff in Assam Judicial Service. Promoted to the post of CJM in 1999. Promoted to Grade-I of the service and posted as Additional Sessions Judge (FTC) at Guwahati. Served as Registrar Administration, Gauhati High Court and thereafter as Presiding Officer, Labour Court. Then posted as District and Sessions Judge, Nagaon. After working for more than four years, posted as member, MACT, Kamrup, Guwahati and Presiding Officer, STAT, Guwahati.
Elevated as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court with effect from 07.01.2015.
|Smti Rumi Kumari Phukan
Born on 01.07.1960, passed BA (Hons in Economics) from JB College, Jorhat in the year 1981, obtained LL.B degree from Jorhat Law College in the year 1987 and obtained B.Ed. degree from Post Graduate Training College, Jorhat in 1987. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Assam in 1987 and practised at Jorhat District Court for a period of one year. Joined Assam Judicial Service on 01.12.1988 and since then worked in different capacity like Principal Judge, Family Court, Guwahati, Registrar Judicial, Registrar Administration and Registrar General of Gauhati High Court and promoted to selection grade on 04.12.2014 w.e.f. 11.01.2013.
Lastly worked as a District and Sessions Judge, Dibrugarh. Elevated to Bench of Additional Judge, Gauahti High Court on 07.01.2015.
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