We have said goodbye to the noble services made by the eminent person Dipak Misra (the Chief Justice of India).
According to Article 124 ESTABLISHMENT AND CONSTITUTION OF SUPREME COURT. Every Judge of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal on the recommendation of the National Judicial Appointments Commission referred to in Article 124A and shall hold office until he attains the age of sixty-five years.
Chief Justice Of India, Dipak Misra observed his last day in court 1st October (as he attained the age of 65 years) along with his successor Ranjan Gogoi as he bade farewell to his 13-month CJI tenure and a career that spanned over two decades. According to the Press Trust Of India, the Chief attended last day court proceedings that lasted a mere 25 minutes. CJI Misra delivered some landmark judgements as he neared his term including decriminalising homosexuality, the Aadhaar Judgment that recognised a citizen’s right to privacy and prevented bank accounts and mobile companies from seeking personal information.
The Adultery law was also read down by the judge who along with a bunch of other dignitaries noted that women were treated like chattel in the Victorian era law. He also gave justice to all the devotees by allowing women in menstruating age to enter the Sabarimala temple.
Justice Dipak Misra was born on 3 October 1953, is an Indian judge who served as the 45th Chief Justice of India from 28 August 2017 till 2 October 2018. He acted as the former Chief Justice of the Patna and Delhi High Courts. He succeeded J. S. Khehar, the 44th Chief Justice. To the Justice Ranganath Misra, who was the 21st Chief Justice from 1990 to 1991 he is related as nephew.
However, on 12 January 2018, four senior judges of the Supreme Court; Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph addressed a press conference criticizing Misra's style of administration and about the allocation of cases.
However, people close to Misra refuted these allegations.Seven opposition parties submitted a petition seeking impeachment of Dipak Misra to the Vice President Venkaiah Naidu with signatures from seventy-one parliamentarians on 20 April 2018. On 23 April 2018, the petition was rejected by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, primarily on the basis that the complaints were about the internal administration and not misbehaviour, and that thus impeachment would seriously interfere with the constitutionally protected independence of judiciary.