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The Meghalaya High Court is the High Court of the state of Meghalaya.[1] It was established in March 2013, after making suitable amendments in the Constitution of India and North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act of 1971. Earlier, a bench of the Gauhati High Court had jurisdiction over the state of Meghalaya. The seat of the High Court is at Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. The strength of judges as for this High Court is 3 permanent judges including the Honourable Chief Justice and 1 additional judge.

Meghalaya High Court
Established23 March 2013
Country India
LocationShillong, Meghalaya
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Authorized byConstitution of India
Decisions are appealed toSupreme Court of India
Judge term lengthTill 62 years of age
No. of positions4
Websitemeghalayahighcourt.nic.in
Chief Justice
CurrentlyMohammad Yaqoob Mir
Since21 May 2018

The current Chief Justice is the Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir who took oath as Chief Justice on 21 May 2018.[2]

Before the establishment of Meghalaya High Court the Guwahati High Court use to look after all judicial matters and review them. The first Chief Justice was the Hon'ble Mrs. Justice T. Meena Kumari,[3] who retired on 3 August 2013. On the 14 January 2016 -- with the retirement of the outgoing Chief Justice -- the Hon'ble Mr. Chief Justice Uma Nath Singh, (one of the Permanent Judges of the High Court of Meghalaya, the Hon'ble Mr Justice T. Nandakumar Singh), took oath as Acting Chief Justice with immediate effect. Justice T. Nandakumar Singh was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 25.11.2004 and became Permanent Judge w.e.f. 27.2.2006 of Gauhati High Court. He took oath as a Permanent Judge of the High Court of Meghalaya on 23.3.2013. There is also the Hon'ble Mr Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen, who was elevated as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 6.2.2012 and he took oath as the Additional Judge of Meghalaya High Court on 23.3.2013. He became a Permanent Judge of the same High Court w.e f. 7.1.2014.

The present Registrar General of the High Court of Meghalaya is Mrs. B. Giri Massar, a senior judicial officer of the state.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Chief Justices for Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura high courts". Times of India. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Chief Justice and Judges profile". High Court of Meghalaya. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Tripura, Manipur CJs take oath". Assam Tribune. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.

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