Arun Kumar Mishra appointed Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice

Rajasthan High Court Judge Arun Kumar Mishra has been appointed Chief Justice of the High Court by President Pratibha Patil, a Law and Justice Ministry announcement said. Andhra Pradesh High Court Additional Judges Bejjaram Chandra Kumar, Nalla Bhuma Narayan Rao, Samudrala Govindarajulu and Noushad Ali, in that order of seniority, have been appointed Judges of the High Court, another Ministry announcement said. The Ministry said appointments take effect from the date of assumption of office.
Before his elevation to the bench as additional judge in 1999, justice Mishra practiced as lawyer at Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh high court. During his tenure as lawyer, he also became the youngest chairman of Bar Council of India at 41. He had drafted and proposed foreign law degree recognition rules of 1997 framed under Advocate's Act 1961, Bar Council of India Employees' Service Rules, 1996 and rules pertaining to foreign lawyers' conditions of Practice rules in India.