Guwahati: The Supreme Court Collegium on Monday recommended the elevation of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan as the new Chief Justice of Telangana High Court.
A native of Assam and son of former advocate general Suchendranath Bhuyan, Justice Bhuyan was the second-most senior judge in the Telangana High Court.
The collegium has recommended the transfer of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, the incumbent, to the Delhi High Court as its Chief Justice.
Bhuyan did his schooling in Guwahati and graduated from Delhi’s Kirori Mal College and pursued his LLB and LLM courses from Gauhati University.
Former standing counsel of the Income Tax department for 16 years, he was the additional government advocate, Meghalaya, in the principal seat of the Gauhati High Court from April 2002 to October 2006.
Justice Ujjal Bhuyan had been Telangana HC judge since October 22, 2021, after he was transferred from Bombay High Court.
He was appointed as an additional judge of Gauhati High Court on October 17, 2011, before being transferred to Bombay High Court in 2019.