Ujjal Bhuyan appointed new Chief Justice of Telangana HC

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

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

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

Gujarat HC Judge Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya will be appointed as the new Chief Judge of Guwahati HC.

Judge Ujjal Bhuyan

Born August 2, 1964, Guwahati, Ujjal Bhuyan after completing his Arts degree from Kirori Mal College, Delhi, he completed his LL.B. degree from Government Law College, Guwahati, and LL.M. degree from the University Gauhati, Guwahati.

He was called to the bar of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in 1991. He practiced before the main seat of the Gauhati High Court in Guwahati and appeared before the Agartala, Shillong, Kohima, and Itanagar benches of the High Court of Gauhati.

He was the Income Tax Department’s permanent counsel for 16 years, beginning as a junior permanent counsel in May 1995, then appointed senior permanent counsel for the Income Tax Department in 2018. He was the Additional Government Counsel, Meghalaya, at the main seat of the Gauhati High Court from April 2002 to October 2006.

Appointed Senior Solicitor by Gauhati High Court in 2010 and subsequently appointed Additional General Solicitor, Assam in 2011. He was a member of Gauhati High Court Bar Association, Lawyers Association, Guwahati, Indian Bar Association, Indian Federation of Tax Practitioners and Indian Law Institute, Assam Chapter.

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

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

Elna M. Lemons