The secretary of Assam Cricket Association, Devajit Saikia has been appointed as the 18th Advocate General of Assam on Wednesday. The president of ACA Romen Dutta, Porikshit Dutta, Vice-President and other officials extended their heartiest congratulations to Devajit Saikia for being appointed as the 18th Advocate General of Assam.
Devajit Saikia, who was also the Vice-President of Assam Cricket Association from 2016-2019, besides holding the position of the Secretary of the Gauhati Town Club since June 29, 2008 till present, began his career as an employee of the NF Railways (August 1989-July 1991), followed by his stint with the Reserve Bank of India (1991-1996).
It was in the year 1997 that Devajit Saikia began his profession as a lawyer at the Gauhati High Court. Having earned much acclaim as a lawyer within a short span of time, he was appointed as the Standing Counsel to the Government of Assam in 2006 to look after the Department of Health, Taxation and Education. Adding another feather to his hat, Saikia became the Additional Advocate General of Meghalaya in September 2009 and held that position till September 2011, before discharging his duties as the Additional Advocate General, Assam from July 10, 2011- November 30, 2014. In August 10, 2014, at the age of 44, he was designated as a Senior Advocate of the Gauhati High Court.
Saikia, who also has the distinction of representing India in the Advocate Cricket World Cup in Australia in 2015 and in Sri Lanka in 2017, and representing the Indian Lawyers Cricket Team in the UK, West Indies and Sri Lanka in 2005, 2006 and 2004 respectively, was also the Senior Additional Advocate General, Assam from July 10, 2016-January 6, 2019. From April 6, 2017-May 11, 2017, he held the position of Advocate General, Assam, (In-Charge). He has also attended various law seminars in the UK, Australia and Sri Lanka.
Presently, apart from being the Secretary, Assam Cricket Association with effect from January 12, 2019, Devajit Saikia is also the Senior Standing Counsel to the Government of Assam in the Supreme Court of India and Gauhati High Court, besides regularly practicing in the Supreme Court of India and Gauhati High Court.