Justice S.N. Phukan
Born on 1.4.1937. After obtaining law degree, enrolled as an Advocate in 1962 and joined the Gauhati High Court Bar in the same year. Appointed to the Assam Judicial Service in the year 1963. Joined the Government of Meghalaya in July, 1970 and worked in the Law Department. Appointed as Law Secretary and Legal Remembrancer in January, 1976. Appointed as a part-time member of the Meghalaya Board of Revenue and part-time lecturer, Shillong Law College. Was a member of Law Faculty of the North-Eastern Hill University. Commissioner for departmental enquiries for senior officers of the State. Legal advisor to various corporations of the State Government. Took active part in legal aid programme in North Eastern States-Himachal Pradesh and Orissa. Was involved in social activities before being a Judge of the High Court. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 11.10.85. Transferred to Himachal Pradesh High Court on 30.9.94. Appointed as Chief Justice of that High Court on 1.3.95. Transferred to Orissa High Court on 2.8.86. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 28.1.1999. Retired on 1.4.2002.