Putting rest to the speculation over the the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India, Centre has appointed Justice Dipak Misra as the 45th Chief Justice of India. The incumbent Chief Justice of India, Justice JS Khehar, who is set to retire on August 28, 2017, had recommended Justice Misra’s name as his successor. Justice Misra will serve as the 45th CJI till October 2, 2018.
Justice Dipak Misra was enrolled as an Advocate in 1977 and practiced in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court in 1996 and was transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court in 1997. He became a permanent Judge in December, 1997. Justice Misra assumed charge of the office of Chief Justice, Patna High Court on 23rd December, 2009 and charge of the office of the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 24th May, 2010. He was then elevated as Supreme Court judge on October 10, 2011.