Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew has been appointed as the Chief Justice (Acting) of the Meghalaya High Court by President Ram Nath Kovind.
As per a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice on Friday, Thangkhiew will take over as Chief Justice (Acting) of the Meghalaya High Court from the date the current Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal relinquishes the charge as the Chief Justice.
Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal relinquished the charge as Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court on October 31 resulting in his transfer as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He was sworn-in as chief justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court at Bhopal on November 3.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew, Judge of Meghalaya High Court, to perform the duties of the office of chief justice of the High Court with effect from the date Ajay Kumar Mittal relinquishes the charge as chief justice of the Meghalaya High Court consequent upon his transfer as chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court,” said the notification issued by Joint Secretary to the government of India, Rajinder Kashyap.
It may be mentioned here that Thangkhiew was appointed as Judge of the Meghalaya High Court on November 17, 2018. He was appointed following the recommendations of the Chief Justice of Meghalaya to the Supreme Court collegium on February 26, 2018. He was the first tribal Khasi Advocate to be sworn in as a Judge of the Meghalaya High Court, thus making history.
Justice Thangkhiew was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court in 2010. He mainly practiced in the areas of civil law, constitutional law and company law.
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew took oath as Chief Justice on 3 November 2019.
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