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Hon’ble The Chief Justice & Sitting Judges

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vijay Bishnoi, Chief Justice

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Born on 26th March, 1964 in Jodhpur. Enrolled as an advocate on 08th July, 1989. Practiced at the Rajasthan High Court and the Central Administrative Tribunal at Jodhpur. Practiced in wide range of areas such as civil, criminal, Constitutional, service, election cases etc. Served as Additional Central Govt. Standing Counsel during the years 2000-2004 ; as counsel for Rural Development and  Panchayat Raj Department, Stamps & Registration Department, Co-operative Department, Labour Department, Transport Department & Excise Department, Govt. of Rajasthan; as counsel for National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Rajasthan State Electricity Board, Jodhpur, Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (JVVNL), Ajmer Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (AVVNL), Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology Udaipur, UCO Bank, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan Agriculture Marketing Board and various Central Co-operative Banks; as counsel for Bar Council of India & Bar Council of Rajasthan at Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur; as counsel for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur and as counsel for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur.

Appointed as Additional Judge of the Rajasthan High Court on 08th January, 2013. Took oath as a Permanent Judge of the Rajasthan High Court on 07th January 2015. Appointed as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and took oath as the Chief Justice, Gauhati High Court on 05th February, 2024.

Parent High CourtRajasthan
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Date of Birth26.03.1964
Date of Elevation08.01.2013
Date of Assuming Charge05.02.2024
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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Lanusungkum Jamir

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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 as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 22nd May, 2013. Took oath as Additional Judge, Manipur High Court on 9th October, 2018, on transfer and became permanent on 12th November, 2018. Took oath as Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 10th June, 2022.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth01.03.1964
Date of Elevation22.05.2013
Date of Transfer01.06.2022
Date of Retirement28.02.2026
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak

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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 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. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 12.11.2018.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth28.08.1965
Date of Elevation22.05.2013
Date of Transfer-
Date of Retirement27.08.2027
Postal AddressNear Sluice Gate, R.K. Choudhury Road, Bharalumukh, Guwahati-9
Place of StationingPrincipal Seat
Telephone2484324 (R), 94355-92478 (M)

 

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Michael Zothankhuma

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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. Appointed as Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 3rd January, 2017.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth23.10.1965
Date of Elevation07.01.2015
Date of Transfer-
Date of Retirement22.10.2027
Postal AddressA-1C/57, Chaltlang-Salem Veng, Aizawl.
Camp: Gauhati High Court Judges Guest House, Kharghuli.
Place of StationingAizawl Bench, Aizawl
Telephone094361-41332 (M)

 

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Suman Shyam

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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.

Appointed as Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 3rd January, 2017.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth12.06.1969
Date of Elevation07.01.2015
Date of Transfer-
Date of Retirement11.06.2031
Postal AddressJudges Bungalow No. 2, M.G. Road, Guwahati - 781001
Place of StationingPrincipal Seat
Telephone94353-75158 (M)

 

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Kalyan Rai Surana

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Born on December 13, 1965. Graduated in Commerce (Major in Management Accountancy & Taxation) in 1988. Obtained LL.B degree in 1991. Enrolled as an Advocate on August 14, 1992. Practiced in various fields of law in the Gauhati High Court and subordinate Courts and also appeared before various Courts and Tribunals in Kolkata and New Delhi. Appointed as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on November 15, 2016. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 12.11.2018.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth13.12.1965
Date of Elevation15.11.2016
Date of Transfer-
Date of Retirement12.12.2027
Postal AddressBunglow No. 8, Near High Court Guest House, Kharghuli Main Road, Guwahati, Kamrup (M), Assam
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Nelson Sailo

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Born on 9th October, 1968, he did his schooling in almost all the states in the north-east. He passed his matriculation from St. Paul’s High School, Aizawl (now St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School) under the Mizoram Board of School Education. Graduated in Arts from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong under the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) and obtained law degree from Shillong Law College, NEHU in the year 1995.

He enrolled himself as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in the year 1996 and started his practice in the Principle Seat of the Gauhati High Court from the same year under an able and competent senior. He also appeared in the Subordinate Courts, both in the original and appellate side (both civil and criminal), including Boards, District Consumer Forum, State Consumer Commission and Tribunals (CAT, MACT) etc.

On April, 1998, he took charge of the Office of the Assistant Advocate General, Mizoram at Aizawl and after a month, he was appointed as the Government Advocate for the Gauhati High Court, Aizawl Bench. On 04.09.2003, he was appointed as the Public Prosecutor for the Aizawl Bench of the Gauhati High Court. Thereafter, on 02.02.2007 he was appointed as the Additional Advocate General, Mizoram in which post he continued till 31.9.2011.

He was also appointed as Legal Adviser of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the State of Manipur and Mizoram. He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on 2010. On 01.12.2010, he was nominated by the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court as Member of the North-Eastern Judicial Officers Training Institute (NEJOTI) for a period of three years. He was elected as the Vice-President of the Mizoram Bar Association for three terms viz; 2008-2010, 2011-2012 and 2014-2016 and on 26.08.2016 he was elected as the President of the Bar Association for the year 2016-2018. He is a Life Member of the Bar Association of India. On 25.07.2012, he was appointed as the Legal Adviser of the Mizoram University and on 25.07.2012 he was appointed as the Standing Counsel for the Aizawl Bench of the Gauhati High Court. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 15.11.2016. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 12.11.2018.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth09.10.1968
Date of Elevation15.11.2016
Date of Transfer-
Date of Retirement08.10.2030
Postal AddressT-63, Tlangnuam, Aizawl - 796005, Mizoram
Camp: Bungalow No.-4, Kharghuli, Guwahati.
Place of StationingAizawl Bench, Aizawl
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kumar Medhi

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Justice Sanjay Kumar Medhi was born to Late Surendra Nath Medhi and Smt. Parul Medhi at Guwahati on 07.03.1971. He completed his schooling from the Don Bosco School, Guwahati and thereafter the Higher Secondary (Science) from Cotton College, Guwahati in flying colours. In the year 1988, he took admission in the prestigious Ramjas College, Delhi University where he pursued and obtained the B.A. degree with Honours in Economics in 1991. Thereafter from 1991 to 1994 he was enrolled as a LLB student in Campus Law Centre in the University of Delhi. On obtaining the LLB Degree, in 1994 he enrolled himself as an Advocate for the North East Bar Council on 30.11.1994. In the meantime he had started his practice with Jain Hansaria & Company, a law firm of national repute. In July 1995, he came back to Guwahati and started his practice mainly at the Gauhati High Court under the guidance of his illustrious father Late Surendra Nath Medhi who was a Senior Advocate at that time. Justice Sanjay Kumar Medhi was appointed as the Standing Counsel of the Gauhati High Court in the year 2012, which he continued till his elevation. On 06.04.2017 he was designated as a Senior Advocate and in November, 2017 he was appointed as the Additional Advocate General, Assam. Sri Medhi has been elevated as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 19.11.2018. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 10.11.2020.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth07.03.1971
Date of Elevation19.11.2018
Date of Transfer-
Date of Retirement06.03.2033
Postal AddressHouse No. 2, Guwahati Law Chambers, Green Path, Ulubari, Guwahati, Kamrup (M), Assam.
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manish Choudhury

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Born on 01.03.1972 to Late Kshitish Chandra Choudhury and Smt. Mira Choudhury, Justice Manish Choudhury passed the High School Leaving Certificate Examination, 1987 as a rank holder from Cotton Collegiate School, Guwahati. After passing the Higher Secondary (Science) Examination, 1989 from Cotton College, Guwahati with distinction, he joined Ramjas College, University of Delhi to pursue B.A. (Honours) in Economics. After completing graduation in the year 1992, he completed Masters in Economics in 1994 in 1st Class and obtained LL.B. Degree from J.B. Law College under the Gauhati University. He served as a Lecturer in Economics at Damdama College and North Gauhati College from October, 1995 to November, 1997. In November, 1997, he joined Unit Trust of India ISL at Kolkata where he served till August, 1999. After tendering resignation therefrom, he enrolled himself in the Bar Council of Assam, etc. on 27.08.1999. Practiced mainly in the Principal Seat as well as in the Aizawl Bench, Itanagar Bench and Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court. Also attended the Central Administrative Tribunal, the Courts of the District & Sessions Judge in the districts of Assam, the Court of Special Judge, Assam, the Court of Special Judge, CBI, Assam, the Assam Administrative Tribunal, the Assam Board of Revenue, etc. Was Standing Counsel of the Directorate of Land Records, Assam from 2009 to 2016 and Senior Standing Counsel, Higher Education Department, Assam during 2014 to 2016. Was retainer counsel of a number of organizations, companies and PSUs. Appointed Member, State Law Commission, Assam on 24.06.2015. As a Resource Person, he attended Training Programmes organized by Assam State Legal Services Authority all over Assam. On 06.04.2017, he was designated as Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court. Elevated as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 18.01.2019. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 10.11.2020.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth01.03.1972
Date of Elevation18.01.2019
Date of Transfer-
Date of Retirement28.02.2034
Postal Address72, Piyoli Phukan Road, Rehabari, Guwahati-781008, Kamrup (M), Assam.
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Soumitra Saikia

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Justice Soumitra Saikia obtained his LLB degree from J.B. Law College under the Gauhati University in the year 1995. He started his practice after being admitted to be an Advocate of the Bar Council of the Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim on 20th September 1995. He practiced in revenue & taxation matters, labour and service matters, corporate matters, arbitration and contract matters. He also appeared in a few civil and criminal appeals before the High Court. He appeared in several important matters and represented various Public Sector Enterprises in several matters. He also represented various departments under the Government of Assam like PWD, Secondary Education, Finance & Taxation, Agriculture Marketing Board to name a few, as well as the AICTE as its standing counsel for a few years. He was the Senior Standing Counsel for the Income Tax Department for several years for the Gauhati High Court. He was appointed as an Additional Advocate General for the State of Arunachal Pradesh in August 2016 and which he continued to be till his elevation. He was also appointed as Secretary of the Indian Law Institute (ILI) Assam Chapter. He was elevated to the Bench as an Additional Judge on 26.11.2019. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 13.10.2021.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth25.07.1969
Date of Elevation26.11.2019
Date of Transfer 
Date of Retirement24/07/2031
Postal Address12, Ratnagiri Lane, Bamunimaidam, Guwahati-781021, Kamrup (M), Assam
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Parthivjyoti Saikia

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Son of Sri Purna Chandra Saikia, retired District and Sessions Judge. He was born on 18.04.1965. He had completed his school at Guwahati and thereafter completed his education at Nagaon. He has joined Assam Judicial Service in the year 1992. Worked as District and Sessions Judge since September, 2011, in between, he had also held the position of Member Secretary, Assam State Legal Service Authority. Elevated as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 26.11.2019. At the time of elevation, he was working as District and Sessions Judge, Tinsukia. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 13.10.2021.

Parent High CourtGauhati
StreamJudicial Service
Date of Birth18.04.1965
Date of Elevation26.11.2019
Date of Transfer-
Date of Retirement17/04/2027
Postal AddressHouse No. 8, 1st Bye lane, Shanti Path, R.G. Baruah Road, Guwahati- 781024, Kamrup (M), Assam.
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Robin Phukan

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Born in Shillong in the year 1966. Did early schooling in Shillong and, thereafter, at Sivasagar, Assam. Obtained B.Sc. degree from Sivasagar College, Joysagar in the year 1986. Pursued LL.B. from Govt. Law College (erstwhile Earl Law College), Guwahati and LL.M. from Gauhati University.

Joined Assam Judicial Service in the year 1993 and served at different places in Assam in different capacities till elevation to Gauhati High Court on 21.06.2021, as Additional Judge.

Also served in Gauhati High Court as Registrar (Administration), Registrar (Vigilance) and Registrar General. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 18.05.2023.

Parent High CourtGauhati
StreamJudicial Service
Date of Birth01.03.1966
Date of Elevation21.06.2021
Date of Transfer 
Date of Retirement28.02.2028
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Nawagaon, Near HP Gas Agency, Ahomgaon, Gorchuk, Kamrup(M).

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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Kakheto Sema

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Justice Kakheto Sema was born on 06-07-1963 in Mokokchung, Nagaland. He did his schooling from Christ King School, Kohima, and T.M. High School Kohima, and obtained his B.A. degree from Synod College, Shillong, under North Eastern Hill University (NEHU). After completing his LL.B. degree from New Law College, Bombay, under the University of Bombay (now Mumbai), he enrolled as an Advocate under the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, etc. on 20.09.1989. Practiced in the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench, and the Subordinate Courts of Nagaland in constitutional, service, criminal and civil cases. He was appointed as the Additional Advocate General of Nagaland on 12-06-2012 and designated as a Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on 04-08-2014. Thereafter, he was appointed as the Sr. Additional Advocate General, Nagaland, on 18-07-2016 and continued in that capacity till his elevation as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 13-10-2021. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 01.08.2023.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth06.07.1963
Date of Elevation13.10.2021
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Date of Retirement05.07.2025
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House No. 54 “Hiloki” Lhomithi Village, Signal Bosti, Dimapur, Nagaland, PIN- 797 112

Place of StationingKohima Bench
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Devashis Baruah

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Born in a family, where his grandfather Late B.D.S. Barooah, retired as a District Judge and his father Late Justice D.N. Baruah, retired as Judge of the Gauhati High Court; Justice Devashis Baruah completed his schooling from Don Bosco School, Guwahati in the year 1989, his graduation in B.A. (History) from the Cotton College, Guwahati in the year 1994 and obtained his LL.B from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in the year, 1997.

After obtaining his Law degree, he started practicing before the Gauhati High Court at its Principal Seat as well as before its outlying benches. He also appeared regularly before the Civil Courts and Tribunals. He practiced in diverse fields such as civil, constitutional, taxation, arbitration and company matters.

He was the Standing Counsel of the Election Commission of India since 2009 till his elevation. He was also the Additional Advocate General of Assam at the time of his elevation.

He was elevated as an Additional Judge, Gauhati High Court on 13.10.2021. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 01.08.2023.

Parent High CourtGauhati
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Date of Birth22.02.1973
Date of Elevation13.10.2021
Date of Transfer 
Date of Retirement21.02.2035
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Sri Devashis Baruah, ‘DHIRENDRALOY’ House No.: 13, Rajgarh 2nd Byelane, Guwahati- 781 003

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Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Malasri Nandi

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Early schooling from Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, graduation from Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata with political science (Hons.), obtained  LL.B. Degree from Nagaon Law College. Joined as Judicial Officer in the year 1994 holding different posts across Assam. Worked as District & Sessions Judge, Bongaigaon and Tinsukia. Also holds the post of Member, MACT, Tezpur.  Was holding the post of District & Sessions Judge, Silchar before elevation as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 13th October, 2021. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 01.08.2023.

Parent High CourtGauhati
StreamJudicial Service
Date of Birth24.06.1963
Date of Elevation13.10.2021
Date of Transfer 
Date of Retirement23.06.2025
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Flat No. 1B, Iswar Heritage (Near Latasil P.S.)

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Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Marli Vankung

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Justice Marli Vankung was born on 04-03-1964 at Aizawl to Brig. (late) C. Vankunga. She joined NEHU to pursue B.A. (English Hons.) and after having obtained LL.B. and M. Phil (International Legal Studies) degrees from the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, joined the Mizoram Judicial Service on 10-09-1989. After separation of the judiciary from the executive in the State of Mizoram, she held various posts such as Member Secretary, Mizoram State Legal Services Authority; Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Aizawl; District and Sessions Judge, Lunglei Judicial District; Presiding Officer, MACT, Aizawl; and Secretary, Law and Judicial Department, Govt. of Mizoram.

Justice Vankung attended various seminars/ programmes including the International Visitor’s Program on ‘Administration of Justice in the U.S’ in Washington D.C from 9th August to 30th August 2001, and the Advocates International Meet at Seoul, South Korea from 20th – 23rd October 2001. She also assisted an  NGO called ‘International Justice Mission’ whose mission was to rescue minor girls forced into prostitution from the red light areas of Mumbai and took steps towards the prosecution of the brothel keepers and pimps involved.

Elevated as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 13-10-2021. Became permanent Judge w.e.f. 01.08.2023.

Parent High CourtGauhati
StreamJudicial Service
Date of Birth04.03.1964
Date of Elevation13.10.2021
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