Justice Dipak Misra will be the next chief justice of India, after incumbent Jagdish Singh Khehar retires on 27 August. The Law Ministry accepted Khehar’s recommendation on Tuesday evening. Misra will serve as the CJI for 14 months.
Justice Dipak Misra to be the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar is retiring on August 27 this year
— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2017
Justice Mishra will be sworn in as the 45th chief justice of India by President, Ram Nath Kovind on 27 August .
His name was recommended to the Centre by Justice J S Khehar.
Justice Mishra is the nephew of Justice Ranganath Misra who was also CJI between September 1990 and November 1991.
Misra was born on 3rd October, 1953. Justice Misra has practiced in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal.