The Union Ministry of Law and Justice has notified the appointment of Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh as Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, effective from September 21.
Justice Singh's appointment follows Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Ajai Lamba's retirement on September 21.
Justice Singh is presently the senior-most judge of the Gauhati High Court.
Justice Singh had earlier served as the High Court's Acting Chief Justice for a stint last year, following the transfer of Acting Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami to the Sikkim High Court as its Chief Justice.
Justice Singh served as the Gauhati High Court's Acting Chief Justice until Chief Justice Lamba took over as the Chief Justice.
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