Chief Justice of Vishwamitra

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Chief Justice of Vishwamitra
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Incumbent
Justice Anthony R. Clark GCV

since 15 February 2021
Supreme Court of Vishwamitra
StyleHis/Her Lordship (Formally)
Reports toMonarch of Vishwamitra
NominatorMinister of Law and Justice
AppointerMonarchy of Vishwamitra
on the recommendation of the council of ministers
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Formation6 December 2015; 5 years ago
First holderTanishkaa Patranabish

The Chief Justice of Vishwamitra is the chief judge of the Supreme Court of Vishwamitra as well as the highest-ranking officer of the judiciary of the nation. The Chief Justice is appointed by the monarch of Vishwamitra, on the recommendation from the union council of ministers and remains in office on the pleasure of the monarch.

As head of the Supreme Court, the chief justice is responsible for the allocation of cases and appointment of constitutional benches which deal with important matters of law. The chief justice allocates all work to the other judges (if they are appointed) who are bound to refer the matter back to them (for re-allocation) in any case where they require it to be looked into by a larger bench of more judges. On the administrative side, the chief justice carries out the following functions: maintenance of the roster; appointment of court officials and general and miscellaneous matters relating to the supervision and functioning of the Supreme Court.

The current chief justice is Justice Anthony R. Clark who was appointed on 15 February 2021.

History

The Supreme Court was created following the establishment of the judiciary in Vishwamitra following the constitutional amendments on 6 December 2015. Tanishkaa Patranabish was appointed as the first chief justice of the nation. The office of the head of the highest constitutional court of the nation has been renamed a number of times. From the establishment of the office until 27 January 2017, it was known as that of the Chief Justice of Friends Society. It was renamed as that of the Chief Lawmaker on 27 January 2017 and as the Chief Advisor on 6 January 2019.

List of Chief Justices

No Name
(Born-Died)
Tenure in office Appointed by
1 Tanishkaa Patranabish (2010-2018).jpg Tanishkaa Patranabish
(2004 - )
6 December 2015 21 March 2016 106 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
President
Tanishkaa Patranabish served as the first Chief Justice following the establishment of the judiciary on 6 December 2015 under the new constitution implemented on the same day. She was sworn in into office on the same day by then President Dhrubajyoti Roy, however she resigned from the office on 21 March, following her election to the office of the President defeating incumbent Dhrubajyoti Roy. During her tenure as Chief Justice, she also served as the Speaker of the Parliament.
2 Dhrubajyoti Roy (2010-2016).PNG Dhrubajyoti Roy
(2002 - )
21 March 2016 27 January 2017 312 days Tanishkaa Patranabish
President
Dhrubajyoti Roy became the Chief Justice on the same day, he lost the re-election to the office of the President against then Chief Justice Tanishkaa Patranabish, and succeeded her as the Chief Justice. He was set to retire as the Chief Justice in July 2016, but his tenure was extended for a second term on 13 July 2016 by then President Tanishkaa Patranabish.
(1) Tanishkaa-patranabihs.jpg Tanishkaa Patranabish
(2004 - )
27 January 2017 3 June 2018 1 year, 127 days Sarala Baishya
Acting President
Tanishkaa Patranabish became the Chief Justice for the second time succeeding Dhrubajyoti Roy on 27 January 2017 and is till the date the first person to become the Chief Justice for two non-consecutive term and the longest serving Chief Justice of the nation. She was sworn in as the Chief Justice by then Acting President Sarala Baishya, who was in minutes later sworn-in as the President for a full term. Her tenure was set to expire on 27 August 2017, but was extended until her retirement on 3 June 2018.
3 Sarala Baishya (2).jpg Sarala Baishya
(2005 - )
3 June 2018 11 January 2019 222 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
Supreme Leader
4 Portrait of Arnab Sil.png Arnab Sil
(2004 - )
11 January 2019 20 March 2020 1 year, 69 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
President
5 Portrait of Anoushkaa Patranabish in 2018.jpg Anoushkaa Patranabish
(2010 - )
20 March 2020 7 June 2020 79 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
President