N Kotiswar Singh Appointed As Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court

Guwahati: Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Sigh was appointed as the acting chief justice of the Gauhati High Court on Tuesday by the Ministry Law of Justice.

In an official notification, the Department of Justice (Appointment Division) stated that – in the 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 Guwahati High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court, with effect from January 12, 2023, consequent upon the retirement of Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya, Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court.

Justice NK Singh was born on march 1, 1963 at Imphal, Manipur, to (Late) Justice N Ibotombi Singh of the Gauhati High Court who had served as the Advocate General of Manipur and N Gmoti Dev.

After completing his education at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith in Purulia, West Bengal and a Pre-University Course in Science at St. Anthony’s College in Shillong, he earned a B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science from Kirori Mal College of Delhi University in 1983. He enrolled as an advocate the same year he earned his law degree (L.L.B.) from Delhi University’s Campus Law Center. He also participated in the six-month “Commonwealth Young Lawyers’ Course” that was held in 1992 at the University of London.

After a brief practice in the Supreme Court of India, he shifted practice under the Gauhati High Court, the then common High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. Kotiswar also practised in the Central Administrative Tribunal, Guwahati and the Subordinate Courts in Manipur.

Additionally, he served as the Standing Counsel for numerous government agencies, the Government of Manipur and other public organisations. Additionally, it was presented before a number of Manipur Commissions established in accordance with the Commission of Inquiry Act of 1952.

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