Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra (DoB. 03.09.1955)
Term of Office: (DoA) 07.07.2014 (F.N.) to (DoR) ....
Born on September 3rd, 1955, B.Sc. M.A. L.L.B.
Son of Justice H.G.Mishra, Judge, M.P.High Court.
Called to the Bar in 1978. Practised in constitutional, civil, industrial, service and criminal matters.
Elected as youngest Chairman of Bar Council of India (1998-99). Also Vice-Chairman of BCI and M.P. State Bar Council.
Elected to Bar Council of M.P. with record votes in 1989 and 1995.
In the Bar Council, he worked for improvement of legal education.
He co-chaired All India Meet of Development of Law curriculum which introduced 3 and 5 year courses of LL.B. in the year 1998-1999 in order to improve the quality of legal education. During his Chairmanship, Bar Council of India decided to close the evening Law Colleges and also decided that 5 year Law Course should be started instead of 3 years Course in all the colleges. More than two hundred sub-standard law colleges were closed by BCI, and to maintain dignity of profession, a large number of disciplinary cases were decided. Also, amount of medical aid to lawyers was enhanced.
Drafted and implemented Foreign Law Degree Recognition Rules of 1997 under Advocates’ Act, 1961 ; Bar Council of India Employees’ Service Rules,1996 and Rules pertaining to Foreign Lawyers Conditions of Practice in India.
Remained Chairman of General Council of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, from 15.5.1998 to 24.10.1999 and continues to be a Member.
Led Indian Bar delegation to the Common wealth Law Conference of “Common Wealth Countries” held at ‘Malaysia’ in September, 1999 and chaired one Session there.
Was appointed Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on October 25, 1999.
Was Administrative judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court, and Chairman, State Legal Services Authority of Madhya Pradesh.
Appointed as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 26.11.2010.
Appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta on 14.12.2012.
Has decided approx. 97000 cases as Judge of High Courts of M.P./Rajasthan/Calcutta.
Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India on 07.07.2014.