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SHILLONG, March 19: Justice Uma th Singh Acting Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court and Patron-in-Chief of the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority, having been appointed as Chief Justice of High Court of Meghalaya, has assumed the charge of the office of the Chief Justice today, the 19th March, 2015 (FIN). Prior to that, he was senior most Judge in-charge of Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court from February 2012 to June 2014. He came on transfer to this High Court on 27.8.2014 as Acting Chief Justice.
Chief Justice Uma th Singh was born on 15.01.1954 and did his graduation from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and Post Graduation in Political Science and Graduation in Law from the University of Allahabad. He enrolled as advocate by Bar Council, Delhi on 23rd April, 1982 and Registered as advocate on Record of the Supreme Court of India in March, 1987. He practised in the Supreme Court of India for more than 19 years in all type of cases and was a panel counsel for Railways, BHEL, MMTC and Union of India. He was a senior panel counsel for State of Uttar Pradesh in the Supreme Court of India and for Union of India in Delhi High Court and worked as Central Govt. Counsel to handle Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster case. He was advocate on record and standing counsel for State of Madhya Pradesh since October 1988 till elevation to Bench and also advocate on record and standing counsel for State of Chattisgarh since December, 2000.
Chief Justice Uma th Singh appeared for Pat High Court and M.P. High Court in their cases before the Supreme Court. He was elevated as Additiol Judge in Madhya Pradesh High Court on 22.10.2001. He took oath as permanent Judge in April, 2002 and was Administrative Judge of Districts: Damoh, Gwalior, Chattarpur, Ratlam, Khandwa and Khargon in Madhya Pradesh. He was a Member of Administrative Committee and HJS Selection Committee and also High Court’s representative Judge to M.P. Public Service commission to interview candidates for selection to the post of Civil Judge. He has experience of working for about one year in each of three Benches of M.P. High Court mely, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Indore.