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Justice Ajai Lamba new Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended new Chief Justices for 8 High Courts, including Gauhati and Sikkim high courts.

The Collegium has recommended appointment of Justice Ajai Lamba as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, while Justice Arup Kumar Goswami has been nominated as Chief Justice in Sikkim High Court.
The Collegium’s recommendation said that the Office of the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court has been lying vacant for quite some time. Therefore, appointment to that office is required to be made.

Justice Ajai Lamba is the senior-most Judge from Punjab & Haryana High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in Allahabad High Court.

Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice Ajai Lamba is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly,” said the resolution signed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

Justice Arup Kumar Goswami is the senior-most Judge from Gauhati High Court and has been functioning there since his elevation. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice Arup Kumar Goswami is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court, the resolution said.

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