The Gauhati High Court has decided to provide some facilities to the Chief Justice of Assam (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi who will settle down in Guwahati after his retirement. He will retire on November 17th, 2019.
The Protocol Committee of the High Court made the proposal and the Full Court passed the resolution to provide the facilities to Justice Gogoi.
The proposal states that CJI Gogoi is likely to settle down in Guwahati after retirement and “it is a matter of great honour and privilege for this High court that an Advocate, who had practised here, has been elevated to the highest office of the Judiciary in the country…”
- A private secretary to look after the day to day requirements of the CJI
- A grade IV peon and a bunglow peon to serve his residence
- A chauffeur-driven vehicle belonging to the Gauhati High Court on fuel basis, as and when required
- A nodal officer, to be notified by the Registry, so as to coordinate with the private secretary
Moreover, Justice Gogoi will be eligible for the post-retirement pension and medical facilities, as prescribed under the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Services) Act 1958.
Justice Gogoi, who is the first CJI from Northeast India, was appointed as a permanent judge in the Gauhati High Court on February 28th, 2001. In 2010, Gogoi joined the Punjab and Haryana High Court and became the Chief Justice of the high court in 2011.
Gogoi, who was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court in 2012, was appointed as the CJI on October 3rd, 2018.
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