Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir Wednesday was sworn-in as Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh. Governor, Himachal Pradesh Urmila Singh administered the oath of Office to Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir in an impressive ceremony held in Raj Bhavan.
Before administering oath, P Mitra, Officiating Chief Secretary conducted the proceedings and read out the Warrant of appointment order vide number K11019/1/2013-US-1 dated Nov 25, 2013 issued by the President of India.
Justice Mir was posted as Additional District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar in 2004 and Principal District and Session Judge, Srinagar from 2004 till elevated as additional Judge of the High Court of J&K. He was sworn in as additional Judge of the High Court on January 31, 2005 and appointed as permanent Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on July 7, 2007.
He has the distinction of being the first Judicial Officer to be Posted as Presiding Officer, Designated Court of TADA/ Special Judge, POTA for Kashmir Division in 2002 and remained posted as such for two years till 2004.
Several Judicial officers and lawyers from Jammu and Kashmir High Court including Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir were present during Oath Ceremony.
Besides,Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Veer Bhadur Singh, Cabinet Ministers, High Court Judges, Chief Secretary and top civil and police officials were present on the occasion.
Pertinently, from past 18 years only 13 judges from Jammu and Kashmir have been elevated to the post of Chief Justice.