- Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra to serve as the next Chief of Justice
- Justice Merlon to retire on June 1
- Senior-most judge eligible to perform the duties of the post, says the ministry
Chhattisgarh: Hon’ble Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra will assume charge as the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court from June 1, said Ministry of Law and Justice on Monday.
As per the ministry, he is the senior-most Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice. The ministry in an official statement said,” In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, senior-most Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from June 1, 2021, consequent upon the retirement of Justice Parappillil Ramakrishnan Nair Ramachandra Merlon, Chief Justice, Chhattisgarh High Court.”
The notification dated May 24 has been issued pursuant to the upcoming retirement of Chief Justice PR Ramachandra Menon on May 31.
Justice Mishra enrolled as an Advocate on September 4, 1987, and practiced in the District Court, Madhya Pradesh High Court, and Chhattisgarh High Court. Later he served as an Additional Advocate General and Advocate General for the State of Chhattisgarh. Subsequently, he was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court on December 10, 2009, and as a Permanent Judge on November 28, 2014.