Bhubaneswar: Supreme court senior judge Dipak Misra will take over as the new chief justice of India (CJI) later this month. His swearing in ceremony would be held after the present CJI Justice JS Kehar’s retirement on August 27.  who is retiring on August 27. He would be the 45th CJI.

Justice Mishra has been appointed as the CJI after Justice Khehar recommended his name for the top post in the Indian judiciary. He would be the 45th CJI.

Justice Mishra would be third Odia after Justice Ranganath Mishra(1990-91), and Justice GB Patnaik( 2002-02) to be elevated to the post of CJI.

Born on October 3, 1953, Justice Misra  was enrolled as an Advocate on 14th February, 1977 . He 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 on January 17, 1996 and transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court on March 3, 1997. He became permanent Judge on December 19, 1997. Justice Misra assumed charge of the office of Chief Justice, Patna High Court on December 23, 2009 and charge of the office of the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on May 24, 2010. He was elevated as a judge of Supreme Court on October 10, 2011.

Justice Mishra would retire as CJI on October 2, 2018.