The Collegium of the Supreme Court of India has put forth the name of Budi Habung, a distinguished Judicial Officer, for the prestigious position of a Judge at the Gauhati High Court. The recommendation comes after careful scrutiny of the candidate’s qualifications and suitability.
The decision was arrived at following a consultative process between the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court and the two senior-most colleagues, leading to their unanimous support for Budi Habung’s elevation. This recommendation was endorsed by the Chief Ministers and Governors of the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Nagaland, signifying a strong consensus.
The Supreme Court’s Collegium adhered to the established Memorandum of Procedure, engaging with judges from the Supreme Court who possess familiarity with the operations of the Gauhati High Court. This step aimed to ascertain the aptness of Shri Budi Habung for the role. The Collegium’s meticulous evaluation of the provided material, combined with inputs from relevant authorities, reinforced the candidate’s impeccable personal and professional standing.
Budi Habung’s impressive career journey commenced in the Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Service on 31 March 2010. His elevation is set to fill the sole service post allocated to the state. Notably, he has served in various capacities within the Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Service and stands as its senior-most judicial officer. The government’s inputs highlighted his strong reputation and untarnished integrity.
The consultee-judges, too, expressed unanimous optimism about Budi Habung’s suitability for the esteemed role. Taking into account all available evidence and pertinent factors, the Collegium has reached a considered consensus that Budi Habung is indeed well-suited to assume the role of a Judge at the Gauhati High Court.
The Collegium formally resolves to recommend the appointment of Shri Budi Habung, the esteemed Judicial Officer, as a Judge of the Gauhati High Court.