Justice Deepak Misra has been appointed as new Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind. He will be next CJI and will take charge after Current Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. He is the 45th person to be appointed at this higher most position in Supreme Court. Currently he is the senior most Judge of Supreme court so has been appointed to this position.
Deepak Mishra will hold this position for 13 months and his tenure will be completed in October 2018. He is the third person from Odisha to be appointed at this position in the Apex Court. Earlier two Justices were Ranganath Misra and GB Pattanaik.
More About Deepak Mishra(68):
Mishra was born on October 3, 1953. He is nephew of Ranganath Misra who was Chief Justice of India during September 1990 to November 1991. Deepak Mishra became an advocate in 1977 and practised in many areas like constitutional, civil, criminal, revenue, service and sales tax matters in the Orissa High Court and Tribunals. Then he was selected for High Court Bench.
He became an additional judge of Orissa High Court in January 1996 and later on in March 1997 he became a permanent judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court. He has hold the positions of Chief Justice at High courts of Patna and Delhi. Then after that he was promoted to the post of Judge of Supreme Court.
He has led many of the high profile cases in India as mentioned below:
- Has led the SC bench that rejected 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s appeal to stop his execution.
- Also led SC bench of three judges of Nirbhaya rape case in 2017.
- Given judgement and Directed States and Union Territories to upload FIRs on websites within 24 hours so that accused can check it and can file pleas in the courts for redress.