Appointments & TransfersNews

Appointment of Justice A.K. Mittal, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court as Chief Justice in Meghalaya High Court.

Justice A.K. Mittal is the senior-most Judge from Punjab and Haryana High Court and is functioning in that High Court since his
elevation. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium finds Mr Justice A.K. Mittal suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.

While making the above recommendation the Collegium is conscious of the fact that consequent upon the proposed appointment there will be two Chief Justices from the Punjab & Haryana High Court, which serves two States and is the third largest High Court in the country, with a sanctioned strength of 85 Judges.


[Dated: 08-04-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

Supreme Court of India

Appointments & TransfersNews

The  President in  exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, appointed Shri Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Judge of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, to be the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

Ministry  of law  and Justice

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The President in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India appointed Shri Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen, Judge of Meghalaya High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 3rd March, 2018  consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Tarun Agarwala, Chief Justice, Meghalaya  High Court.

Ministry of Law and Justice

Appointments & TransfersNews

The President in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, transferred Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court and directed him to assume charge of the office of the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court on or before 20th February, 2018.

Ministry  of Law and Justice

Case BriefsHigh Courts

Meghalaya High Court: While considering the issue of seized citizenship certificates and non-enrollment in Election Roll of 40 residents of Ri Bhoi District of Meghalaya, S.R. Sen J. in an oral judgment held that the petitioners are Indian nationals as their fore-fathers settled in India long before the 1971 Bangladesh war and subsequent partition, and denied the need of their deportation to Bangladesh. The Court relied upon the affidavits produced by the State of Meghalaya and Union of India to infer the ‘common understanding between India and Bangladesh’ to deport only post-1971 settlers to Bangladesh and ordered the Deputy Commissioner to return the seized citizenship certificates and enroll the names of aggrieved petitioners in the Election Roll before next elections besides, Court also emphasized upon the duty of State and Union Governments to provide them proper rehabilitation.Nityananda Malik v. State of Meghalaya; WP(C) No. 235 of 2010, Decided on May 15, 2014


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