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President appoints Justice Mishra as the acting Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court

In exercise of the powers bestowed by Article 223 of the Indian Constitution, the President of India nominated Shri Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, senior-most Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court, to execute the official duties of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 01 June, 2021, following the retirement of Shri Justice Parappillil Ramakrishnan Nair Rmchandra Menon Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh Court. The Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, released a notice in this regard today. 

On September 4, 1987, Shri Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, B.Sc., L.L.B., registered as an Advocate and practised Civil, Constitutional, Revenue, and Criminal matters in the District Court, Madhya Pradesh High Court, and Chhattisgarh High Court. His area of expertise was constitutional and civil law.

He was the Additional Advocate General and Advocate General of Chhattisgarh. On December 10, 2009, he was named as an Additional Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court, and on November 28, 2014, he was appointed as a Permanent Judge. 

He served as the Standing Counsel for the Central Government, the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, different states, and Central Public Sector Undertakings, as well as the Special Prosecutor for Customs and Central Excise. 

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