Ujjal Bhuyan appointed as new Chief Justice of Telangana HC

As a jurist, he was appointed as Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court on 17th October 2011 and confirmed on 20th March 2013. He was also the Executive Chairman of Mizoram State Legal Services Authority.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Jun 2022 3:33 AM GMT
Ujjal Bhuyan appointed as new Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Hyderabad: Ujjal Bhuyan has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of Telangana high court. He replaced Satish Chandra Sharma who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

According to a Central government notification, President Ram Nath Kovind, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, issued orders for the transfers.

Meanwhile, Justice Vipin Sanghi, the acting Chief Justice of the Delhi HC, has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand HC. Bombay HC judge Amjad Ahtesham Sayed has been transferred as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh HC and another Bombay HC judge, Shinde Sambhaji Shiwaji, will be Chief Justice of the Rajasthan HC.

Gujarat HC judge Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya will be appointed as the Guwahati HC's new Chief Justice.

Justice Ujjal Bhuyan

Born on 2nd August 1964 at Guwahati, Ujjal Bhuyan after graduating in Arts from Kirori Mal College, Delhi, he obtained his LL.B. degree from Government Law College, Guwahati, and LL.M. degree from Gauhati University, Guwahati.

He was enrolled with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh in 1991. He had practiced before the Principal Seat of the Gauhati High Court at Guwahati and appeared before the Agartala, Shillong, Kohima, and Itanagar Benches of the Gauhati High Court.

He was the Standing Counsel of the Income Tax Department for long 16 years starting as Junior Standing Counsel in May 1995 and subsequently appointed as Senior Standing Counsel of the Income Tax Department in 2018. He was the Additional Government Advocate, Meghalaya in the Principal Seat of the Gauhati High Court from April 2002 to October 2006.

Designated as Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court in 2010, and later was appointed as Additional Advocate General, Assam in 2011. He was a member of Gauhati High Court Bar Association, Lawyers Association, Guwahati, Bar Association of India, All India Federation of Tax Practitioners, and Indian Law Institute, Assam Chapter.

As a jurist, he was appointed as Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court on 17th October 2011 and confirmed on 20th March 2013. He was also the Executive Chairman of Mizoram State Legal Services Authority.

He was transferred to Bombay High Court and took oath as Judge of Bombay High Court on in October 2018. After a two-year stint in Mumbai, transferred to Telangana High Court and took oath as Judge of Telangana High Court on October 22, 2021. He is also the Executive Chairman of Telangana State Legal Services Authority.

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