Who: Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei
What: Appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court
When: 19 October 2015
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 19 October 2015 appointed Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei, senior-most Judge of Gauhati High Court, as the acting Chief Justice for the Gauhati High Court. The President appointed Vaiphei by exercising the powers conferred by article 223 of the Constitution of India.
Justice Vaiphei will perform the duties with effect from 21 October 2015 consequent upon the retirement of Justice Karanam Sreedhar Rao, Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court.
On 15 September 2000, Vaiphei was appointed as an additional Advocate General, Mizoram, and was also designated as a Senior Advocate on 22 February 2001. He was then elevated to the Bench asAdditional Judge, Gauhati High Court on 17 July 2003, and was madePermanent Judge on 28 February 2005.
Born on 1 March 1956, Justice Vaiphei obtained his bachelor’s degree from Nowrosjee Wadia College, University of Poona in 1976. He completed his LLB degree from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 1979.
Tinlianthang Vaiphei was enrolled in the Bar Council of Assam on 22 August 1980. He started law practice in the Courts of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Munsiff and Deputy Commissioner/District Magistrate in the Churachandpur district of Manipur in 1980.