The appointment of Justice Sandeep Mehta of the Rajasthan High Court as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court was approved by the Central Government on Sunday. This was confirmed in a notification posted on the website of the Ministry of Law & Justice.
The recommendation for Justice Mehta’s appointment was made by the Supreme Court Collegium on February 8. He has been serving as a judge in the Rajasthan High Court since May 30, 2011, and his retirement is scheduled for January 10, 2025. Previously, the Collegium had decided to appoint Justice K Vinod Chandran as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, but this was later recalled and Justice Chandran was recommended for appointment as Chief Justice of the Patna High Court instead.
Justice Mehta was found suitable for the position of Chief Justice by the Collegium after a careful evaluation. He began his career as an advocate on August 8, 1986, and has served in various capacities, including as the Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2005 and as the Chairman in 2010.