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Hon’ble Smt. Justice Abhilasha Kumari, Chief Justice

  • Hon’ble Smt. Justice Abhilasha Kumari
  • Was born on 23/02/1956 at Delhi. 
  • Did her schooling from Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. 
  • Obtained the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English from Indraprastha College, Delhi University. 
  • Did LLB from Himachal Pradesh University. 
  • Was enrolled as an Advocate on 26.03.1984. 
  • Remained Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1995 to 2002. 
  • Remained the Legal Advisor-cum-Standing Counsel for the Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Himachal Pradesh University, Himachal Pradesh Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation and Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board. 
  • Remained Standing Counsel for Municipal Council, Dalhousie, Municipal Corporation, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education and Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board.  
  • Had practiced in all types of Civil, Writ, Criminal, Service, Consumer, Industrial, Insurance and Company matters in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh and the Himachal Pradesh State Administrative Tribunal.  
  • Held the post of Additional Advocate General for the State of Himachal Pradesh. 
  • Was elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh on 02.12.2005.  
  • Was transferred to the High Court of Gujarat and assumed charge as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Gujarat on 09.01.2006.  
  • Took oath as a Permanent Judge of the High Court of Gujarat on 25.09.2006. 
  • Has experience in handling cases pertaining to all branches of law, including matters pertaining to Constitutional and Administrative Law, Hindu Law, Civil, Criminal, Service, Company, Tax, Election, Arbitration, Land Acquisition matters and matters pertaining to the Motor Vehicles Act.  
  • Has experience in handling cases pertaining to the Original Jurisdiction of the High Court and Admiralty matters.  
  • Has had the opportunity of dealing with all types of cases, including complicated cases under various branches of law in the Gujarat High Court.  
  • Was appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur on 06.02.2018 and assumed charge as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur on 09.02.2018.
  • Date of retirement: 23.02.2018.



Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. Kotiswar Singh

  • Justice N.Kotiswar Singh, Senior most Judge,High Court of Manipur was appointed to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur with effect from 1st July, 2017 vide order No. K-11019/01/2017-US.I/II
  • Born on 1st March, 1963 at Imphal, Manipur. Son of (Late) Justice N. Ibotombi Singh of the Gauhati High Court, who had also served as the first Advocate General of the State of Manipur. 
  • Completed his schooling from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia, West Bengal and Pre University Course in Science from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong. Graduated from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University with B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science in 1983. Obtained his Degree in Law (LL.B.) from Campus Law Centre, Law Faculty, Delhi University in 1986. 
  • He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1986 under the Bar Council of Delhi and later on transferred to the roll of the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. 
  • He was selected for and attended the “Commonwealth Young Lawyers’ Course” under the University of London in 1992. 
  • After a brief practice in the Supreme Court of India, shifted his practice under the Gauhati High Court. He also practised in the Central Administrative Tribunal, Guwahati and the District Subordinate Courts and various Tribunals in Manipur. Practiced mainly in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Service matters. 
  • Before his elevation to the Bench, he served as the Advocate General of the State of Manipur from 3.11.2007. Prior to it he was the Standing Counsel for various institutions/ public undertakings and Government Departments, such as the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Manipur, Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA), Manipur Board of Secondary Education, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, National Insurance Company ltd., Allahabad Bank, Housing and Urban Development Corporation ltd., DOEACC Centre, Imphal. He also appeared before a number of Commissions in Manipur constituted under the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952. 
  • Designated as a Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court on 31.03.2008. Was sworn in as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 17.10.2011. Was again sworn in as Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 7th November, 2012.  As from 23rd day March, 2013, ceased to be the Judge of the Gauhati High Court and became Judge of the new High Court of Manipur.



Hon’ble Mr.Justice Kh. Nobin Singh

  • Born on 1st January, 1960 at Awang Sekmai (Manipur).
  • Schooling upto Class-X at Awang Sekmai.
  • Graduated from the D.M. College, Imphal under the Gauhati University (Assam).
  • Obtained LL.B. Degree from Delhi University.
  • Started practicing in law from 1984 in the Supreme Court of India.
  • Passed Advocate-on-record Examination in the year 1994 as 1st person from the whole North East States except Assam, who passed the examination.
  • Appointed as Standing Counsel for the state of Manipur in the Supreme Court of India in the year 1995 and continued the said post till 2013.
  • Appointed as Additional Advocate General for the state of Manipur and continued to hold the post till 25.11.2014.
  • Dealt with all types of cases mainly service matter.
  • Elevated as Judge of High Court of Manipur on 26th November, 2014.


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