Justice V.K. Bist sworn in as Sikkim High Court CJ

Justice V.K. Bist sworn in as Sikkim High Court CJ
Wed, Oct 31, 2018

GANGTOK,: Justice Vijay Kumar Bist, Senior Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court was today sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court following his appointment by the President of India on October 24.
In a brief ceremony held at Ashirvad Bhavan of Raj Bhavan at Gangtok, Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office to Justice Bist.
The ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling along with his cabinet colleagues, SLA Speaker K.N. Rai, Uttarakhand minister Satpal Maharaj, Judges of High Court of Sikkim- Justice Meenakshi M. Rai and Justice Mr. Bhaskar Raj Pradhan, MPs  P.D. Rai and Hishey Lachungpa, MLAs, chief secretary A.K. Shrivastava and heads of departments, officials of Sikkim High Court and members of High Court Bar Association among others.
Justice Bist was born on 17 September 1957 at Lansdowne, district Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand and obtained his law degree from Allahabad University. He enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh in 1984 and started practicing at Allahabad High Court in various segments of litigations until November 2000. Following the creation of Uttarakhand High Court, he shifted to Nainital and practiced at Uttarakhand High Court. On November 1, 2008, he was elevated as Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court.


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