The Supreme Court collegium has recommended two names for the appointment as permanent judges of the Gauhati High Court.
The collegium, headed by the Chief Justice Dipak Misra, recommended the names of advocates Sanjay Kumar Medhi and Nani Tagia.
The collegium said it “resolves to recommend that advocates Sanjay Kumar Medhi and Nani Tagia be appointed as judges of the Gauhati High Court. Their inter se seniority be fixed as per the existing practice”.
“So far as recommendation relating to advocate Nani Tagia is concerned, one of the members of the collegium, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, for reason of propriety, has not participated in the proceedings since Shri Tagia was his junior while he was in the profession,” the collegium resolution said.
For all other recommendations, Justice Gogoi was the part of the collegium along with Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice J Chelameswar.
The collegium also said it “interacted” with candidates before recommending their elevation to the high court and that it has been following this practice since last month.