The Central government has cleared the appointment of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia as the next Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
The notification issued to this effect reads,
"In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, to be the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office."
Chief Justice Dhulia takes over from Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, who was appointed Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, following the retirement of the then Chief Justice Ajai Lamba on September 21, last year.
In December last year, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the appointment of Justice Dhulia as the new Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
Justice Dhulia was serving as a judge of the Uttarakhand High Court when he was recommended to be appointed the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
Justice Dhulia completed LLB in the year 1986 and initially practiced before the Allahabad High Court, before he shifted to the newly created High Court of Uttarakhand. He was appointed judge of Uttarakhand High Court in 2008.
Read the Notification here: