Justice Prashant Mishra, born in Raigad, a small district of Chhattisgarh, will take oath as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh today. Governor Vishwabhushan Hirchandan will administer the oath of office and secrecy to him. The judges and lawyers of Chhattisgarh High Court are also happy for this achievement. To attend his swearing-in ceremony, 20 to 22 lawyers including High Court Justice Psem Koshi, Justice PP Sahu, Additional Advocate General Vivek Ranjan Tiwari, Advocates Sashank Thakur, Rajendra Tripathi have gone to Andhra Pradesh.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended promotion of eight High Court judges to the Chief Justice, including Justice Prashant Mishra. Five days ago, the Central Government has issued an order to make him the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court. In his place, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court Arup Kumar Goswami has been transferred to Chhattisgarh High Court. On Tuesday, he took oath as the Chief Justice at the Raj Bhavan.
Started advocacy in Raigad, then decided the journey from Advocate General to Chief Justice
Born in Raigad in 1964, Justice Prashant Mishra received his BSc and LLB degrees from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur. He became an advocate in 1987. He practiced in District Court Raigarh, High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur and High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur. He was nominated as Senior Advocate by High Court of Chhattisgarh on January 2005. He was the President of Chhattisgarh State Legal Council for 2 years. Justice Mishra was a member of the regulatory committee of the High Court of Chhattisgarh. He was also nominated as the Chancellor of the Executive Council of Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur.
Justice Mishra was associated as an ex-officio member of the Executive Council of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. He served as Additional Advocate General of Chhattisgarh State from 2004 to 2007. On 1 September 2007, the Advocate General of the state was appointed. In 2009, he was posted as a judge in the Bilaspur High Court. On June 1, he was given the responsibility of Acting Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court.
Chief Justice of Supreme Court became CJ in the state
It is a matter of pride for Justice Prashant Mishra that he has been given the responsibility of Chief Justice in the home state of Supreme Court Chief Justice NV Ramanna. Chief Justice Ramanna is a resident of Andhra Pradesh.