Dipak Misra, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, was today appointed as the next Chief Justice of India.
An official notification announcing 63-year-old Misra’s appointment was issued by the Law Ministry this evening.
Misra will take over from incumbent JS Khehar, who will retire on August 27. Justice Mishra will be sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind the same day.
The 63-year-old CJI-designate is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after Justice Khehar. He will be the third person from Orissa to be appointed the Chief Justice of India, after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.
Justice Misra will retire on October 2, 2018.