Odisha born Justice Dipak Mishra will be the following Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He will be the 45th Chief Justice of India.
An official notifcation reporting Mishra’s appointment was issued by the law ministry on Tuesday. Justice Mishra, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court after the current CJI, Justice J.S. Khehar, who is retiring on August 27, 2017, will have a tenure of around 14 months till October 2, 2018.
He will be the third individual from Odisha to be appointed the Chief Justice of India, after Justices Ranganath Mishra and G B Pattanaik.
Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court before he was lifted as a Supreme Court judge in 2011, Justice Mishra had been depicted as a “pro-citizen judge” by his associates. It was, for example, Justice Mishra who had requested the police to transfer a copy of the police complaints registered by the police, or First Information Report, on their website inside 24 hours with the goal that the blamed and victim did not need to visit police station for a copy.
He had maintained constitutionality of criminal defamation. He was additionally part of the Bench of the Supreme Court’s seven seniormost judges who convicted then Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan, of contempt of court and sentenced him to a half year’s imprisonment.
In 2015, a Bench drove by Justice Mishra put aside the ban on dance bars under the Maharashtra Police Act while watching that there are other contrasting option to a ban on dance exhibitions to guarantee security of women.
In 2009, Justice Mishra turned into the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court and given duty as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in May, 2010.
He was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on October 10, 2011.