Newspatrolling: The government today announced the appointment of Justice Dipak Mishra, as the next Chief Justice of India. Mishra would be appointed as the Chief Justice of India on August 27. The current Chief Justice JS Khehar will be retiring on August 27. It was Khehar who had recommended Mishra’s name for the post of Chief Justice of India. On August 27, Justice Mishra would be appointed as the 45th Chief Justice of India. The oath would be given to him by President Ram Nath Kovind. It may be recalled that 63-year old Mishra is currently the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, excluding only Justice Khehar.
Mishra comes from the state of Orissa, and he will become the third person from Orissa to serve as the Chief Justice of India. Before him, two more people had served as the Chief Justice of India – Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik. After taking over the post of the Chief Justice of India, Mishra will retire on October 2, 2018. Mishra had started practicing law in 1977 at the Orissa High Court. In 1996, he was appointed as a High Court judge for the first time. In his career, he has served as a judge in various High Courts such as Orissa High Court, Madhya Pradesh High Court, Patna High Court, and Delhi High Court. He was promoted to the Supreme Court in 2011.