PM Modi congratulates Justice Dipak Mishra following his appointment as CJI
"I congratulate Justice Dipak Misra on taking oath as the Chief Justice of India. I wish him the very best & a fruitful tenure,' the Prime Minister's tweet read.
Justice Mishra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at his official residence, the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The 64-year-old Mishra took over from Justice JS Khehar.
Justice Mishra began his career on February 14, 1977.
In 1996 he was appointed as an addition judge in Orissa High Court and was moved to Madhya Pradesh a year later.
He was appointed the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court in 2009 and headed Delhi High Court in 2010.
On October 10, 2011, Mishra was appointed to the Supreme Court.
Mishra's tenure is expected to last 14 months, during which he is expected to appointed and fill up vacancies in the Supreme Court and High Courts.
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