SC Collegium Recommends Appointment Of Justice Sandeep Mehta As Chief Justice Of Gauhati High Court
The Supreme Court Collegium on Wednesday recommended the appointment of Justice Sandeep Mehta, a judge of Rajasthan High Court, as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court. The post recently fell vacant on retirement of Justice R.M. Chhaya.
Justice Mehta was appointed as Judge of Rajasthan High Court on 30 May 2011 and is due to retire on 10 January 2025. "The Rajasthan High Court is unrepresented among the Chief Justices of the High Courts," the Collegium said.
Though Collegium had previously resolved to appoint Justice K. Vinod Chandran as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, it recalled the resolution and recommended appointment of Justice K. Vinod Chandran as Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Patna.
"Considering the above position, the Collegium resolves to recommend the appointment of Mr. Justice Sandeep Mehta as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court as he is fit and suitable for the same," the Collegium said.