Justice Dipak Mishra sworn in as Chief Justice of India
New Delhi: Odisha born Justice Dipak Mishra was sworn in on Monday as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Justice Mishra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. He has succeeded Jagdish Singh Khehar who demitted office earlier on Monday.
Justice Mishra will preside over the top court for 13 months and six days. His tenure will end on October 2, 2018.
He is the third Odia to hold the prestigious position after Justice Ranganath Mishra and Justice Gopal Ballav Pattanaik.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulation to Justice Mishra after his oath taking ceremony.
I congratulate Justice Dipak Misra on taking oath as the Chief Justice of India. I wish him the very best & a fruitful tenure.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2017
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also greeted Mishra and termed his oath taking as a proud moment for every Odia.
Congratulate Chief Justice of India Hon’ble Shri Dipak Misra on swearing in; a proud moment for #Odisha. Many congratulations to him
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 28, 2017
It may be mentioned that Justice Mishra is the nephew of former Chief Justice Ranganath Mishra.