Justice Dipak Misra takes oath as the 45th Chief Justice of India

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Justice Dipak Misra took oath as the 45th Chief Justice of India on 29th auguast 2017 succeeding Chief Justice J S Khehar in India’s top court.

Misra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Misra who is the senior most judge in the top court will have a tenure of 14 months and will demit office in October 2018.

About Deepak misra:

Who practiced constitutional, civil, criminal, revenue, service and sales tax matters at the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal began his career as an advocate in 1977.

He was appointed as an additional judge of the Orissa High Court in 1996 and transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court in 1997.

Misra became a permanent Judge towards the end of 1997.

In 2009, Misra assumed the office of Chief Justice of Patna High Court and later became the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 2010.

Misra in his long career has been credited with numerous notable verdicts, he headed the bench that dismissed Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s plea seeking a stay on his execution, as well as upholding the death sentence given to Nirbhaya’s killers.

He is also know for issuing directions to Delhi Police to upload FIRs on their website within 24 hours of registration so the accused could download them and seek redressal of their grievances. He was equally strict against frivolous litigation.

Justice Misra takes oath of office at a time when Judiciary has taken some strong decisions in the country including the verdict on Triple Talaq and Right to Privacy.

About Chief justice of India:

Appointment-

Article 124 of the Constitution of India provides for the manner of appointing judges to the Supreme Court. Though no specific provision exists in the Constitution for appointing the Chief Justice, who, as a result, is appointed like the other judges conventionally, the outgoing CJI recommends the name of the senior-most judge (i.e. by date of appointment to the Supreme Court) for appointment by the President of India, as his successor.

Removal-

Article 124(4) of Constitution of India lays down the procedure for removal of a Judge of Supreme Court which is applicable to Chief Justice as well.

Once appointed, the Chief Justice remains in s office until the age of 65 years. He can be removed only through a process of impeachment by Parliament.

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