Justice Dipak Misra to be next CJI

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday cleared the appointment of Justice Dipak Misra as the next Chief Justice of India.
Justice Misra, who will be the 45th Chief Justice of India, will succeed incumbent J S Khehar, who retires on August 27.
The outgoing CJI had recommended the name of Misra, the next senior-most judge in the apex court, as his successor.
Justice Misra will have a tenure of nearly 14 months as the Chief Justice of India, as he is slated to retire on October 2, 2018.
The 63-year-old judge will be the third person from Odisha to become appointed the Chief Justice of India, after Justice Ranganath Misra and Justice G B Pattanaik.
He was elevated as a Supreme Court Judge on October 10, 2011.