Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court informed the Ministry of Law and Justice on Thursday. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind in the exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, appointed Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, according to the Ministry.

 

Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia was enrolled as an Advocate on July 7, 1986, and practiced in the Allahabad and Uttarakhand High Courts in Civil, Constitutional, Service, and Labour matters and has specialized in Service and Constitutional matters.

He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Uttarakhand High Court on November 1, 2008.

With a current strength of 24 judges, the Gauhati High Court currently has Justice N Kotiswar Singh as the acting Chief Justice. With Justice Dhulia’s appointment as chief justice of the Gauhati High Court, all the 25 high courts in the country now have regular chief justices.

“The President of India, in the exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, appointed Shri Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court,” a Law Ministry statement read.

 

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