Ranjan Gogoi administered oath as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana HC

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on Saturday administered the oath of office as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia here.

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2011, 12:45 PM IST

Chandigarh: Justice Ranjan Gogoi was
on Saturday administered the oath of office as the Chief Justice of
the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Haryana Governor
Jagannath Pahadia here.

Justice Gogoi was administered the oath at a simple
ceremony held at Haryana Raj Bhavan here.

Later, he told reporters that he will work towards
providing speedy and affordable justice.

Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi got enrolled
as an advocate on August 28, 1978 and practiced in the
Guwahati High Court. He was appointed as a permanent judge of
the Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001, and was later
transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September
9 last year.

Justice Gogoi was earlier functioning as the Acting
Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after the
retirement of Justice Mukul Mudgal on January 3.

His name for elevation was cleared by the Supreme
Court Collegium at a meeting held in Delhi in December last
year.

Apart from the family members of Justice Gogoi and the
Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court, the function was
attended by Punjab Governor Shiv Raj Patil, Chief Ministers
of Haryana and Punjab Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Parkash Singh
Badal among others.

PTI