Justice Dipak Mishra takes oath as Chief Justice of India, PM Modi congratulates
Mishra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The 64-year-old Mishra took over from Justice JS Khehar.
An official statement on the matter was issued by the President's Office which said: "Shri Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India at a ceremony held today (August 28, 2017) in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. He made and subscribed to the oath of office before the President."
Meanwhile, political leaders welcomed Justice Dipak Mishra as the new Chief Justice of India and congratulated him over his appointment.
Prime Mnister Narendra Modi tweeted: "I congratulate Justice Dipak Misra on taking oath as the Chief Justice of India. I wish him the very best & a fruitful tenure."
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: "Best wishes to Dipak Misra Ji on becoming the 45th Chief Justice of India."
Justice Mishra began his career on Feb 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 Oct 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.
As on Monday, the Indian Supreme Court has 26 judges. which will decrease by one when Justice PC Pant retires on Tuesday.