At a short ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Ramnath Kovind controlled the oath of office to new Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.
Justice Misra will stay in office until October 2, 2018. According to the built up practice, Justice Khehar had named Misra as the following CJI a month ago.
Misra (64), who assumed control from JS Khehar, started his career on February 14, 1977, when he was enlisted as an advocate. He was designated as an additional judge of the Orissa High Court in 1996 and exchanged to Madhya Pradesh a year later. In 2009, he turned into the chief justice of the Patna High Court before moving to head Delhi HC in 2010.
Mishra in his long career has been credited with various striking verdicts, he headed the bench that rejected Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s supplication looking for a stay on his execution, and also maintaining the death sentence given to Nirbhaya’s killers. He is additionally known for issuing headings to Delhi Police to upload FIRs on their website within 24 hours of registration so the denounced could download them and look for redressal of their grievances.
Calm, however, a man with steely determination, Misra has issued broad orders, some of which have drawn criticism. His order making national anthem mandatory in movie halls lighted a level headed discussion whether an inexorably forceful brand of nationalist enthusiasm was smothering civil liberties. His verdict in a defamation case was also named as backward by advocates of free-speech.
There have been times when he has stump surely understood jurists with his insight on classics and literature, and his enthusiasm is reflected in his judgements.