GUWAHATI: The Supreme Court Collegium has proposed the appointment of Budi Habung, a distinguished judicial officer from Arunachal Pradesh, as a Judge of the Gauhati High Court on August 17.
A three-judge collegium headed by CJI DY Chandrachud diligently sought the insights of other seasoned judges within the Supreme Court who are well-acquainted with the nuances of the Gauhati High Court, following the prescribed guidelines outlined in the Memorandum of Procedure.
“In terms of the Memorandum of Procedure, we have consulted Judges of the Supreme Court who are conversant with the affairs of the Gauhati High Court in order to ascertain the suitability of the above-named Judicial Officer for elevation to the Gauhati High Court,” the resolution said.
Having commenced his judicial career in March 2010, Budi Habung’s journey through the ranks has been remarkable. Emerging as the senior-most judicial officer in the Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Service, he has demonstrated his commitment through various roles within the state.
Remarkably, the thorough review conducted by the government has consistently painted a picture of Budi Habung’s strong ethical standing and commendable professional reputation. Notably, there have been no adverse findings concerning his integrity, as attested by the Supreme Court Collegium.
Considering the wealth of information and factors at hand, the Collegium has unequivocally arrived at the conclusion that Budi Habung is eminently suited to be appointed as a Judge of the esteemed Gauhati High Court.
Underlining the unanimity surrounding this recommendation, the statement posted on the apex court’s website states that the Chief Ministers and Governors of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Nagaland have all lent their approval to this consequential decision.
The collegium, which also comprises Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sanjiv Khanna, recommended the names of advocate Sibo Sankar Mishra and judicial officer Ananda Chandra Behera as judges of the Orissa High Court and Additional Judge Justice C S Sudha be appointed as Permanent Judge of the Kerala High Court.