The Meghalaya High Court got its new Chief Justice as Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal took oath on Tuesday.
Mittal was sworn in by Meghalaya governor Tathahatha Roy as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhavan in Shillong.
The President of India has recently appointed Mittal as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya after the Supreme Court Collegium on April 8 recommended his name.
Mittal, who was serving a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has replaced Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, who has attained the age of superannuation this month.
Mir took oath as Chief Justice of High Court of Meghalaya on May 21, 2018 and remitted his office on May 27, 2019.
Born on September 30, 1958 at Chandigarh, Mittal passed B.Com (Honours) from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University in 1977 and did LLB from Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 1980.
He was elevated to the Bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 9, 2004.
He remained as Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court from May 4 2018 to 2 June 2018.