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The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath of office to Shri Justice Dipak Misra, as Chief Justice of India, at a swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 28, 2017.

Odisha bornJustice Dipak Misra sworn in as new Chief Justice of India

New Delhi:28/8/17: Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in on Monday as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in a brief ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, where he was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.

 

 

 

 

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the swearing-in ceremony of Shri Justice Dipak Misra as the Chief Justice of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 28, 2017.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the swearing-in ceremony of Shri Justice Dipak Misra as the Chief Justice of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 28, 2017.

Misra will be the 45th chief justice of the Supreme Court and have a 14-month tenure till October 2018. He takes over from chief justice J.S. Khehar.

Khehar nominated Misra last month on behalf of the collegium for consideration by the centre as the next chief justice of the country.

Born in 1953, 63-year-old Misra joined the bar in 1977 and began his judicial career at the Orissa high court as an additional judge in 1996.

Misra was then transferred to the Madras high court following which he assumed charge as chief justice of the Patna high court in 2009. He was named chief justice of Delhi high court in 2010.

In 2011, Misra was elevated to the Supreme Court, where he has been part of several noteworthy cases and judgments including the historic one on 30 July, 2015, when the apex court was opened at 3am to decide on Yakub Memon’s appeal against his execution. Memon was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

Misra also headed the bench that upheld the death sentence awarded in the Nirbhaya gang rape case.

He has also played an active role in the crackdown on child pornography websites.

His views on nationalism have been highlighted through his guidelines on the mandatory playing of the national anthem in theatres. Apart from all this, Misra has addressed the plight of farmers in various farmer suicide cases. The introduction of ‘Nyaya Sanyog’ (Legal Assistance Establishments) in states to provide legal access to the poor also bears his imprimatur.

A number of challenges lie ahead. Apart from the matters pending before him, he is likely to be at the receiving end of litigations arising out of the recently passed judgment widening the scope of privacy by deeming it a fundamental right under the Constitution.

As he was chosen to be part of a three-judge bench constituted by erstwhile chief justice Khehar to hear the Ayodhya land dispute case, delivering a judgment in this matter is expected to be one of the biggest challenges before him.

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind greets the Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice Dipak Misra, after administering the oath of office to him, at a swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 28, 2017.

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind greets the Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice Dipak Misra, after administering the oath of office to him, at a swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 28, 2017.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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