GANGTOK, Oct 30 - Justice Vijai Kumar Bist was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court at Raj Bhawan here today.
The post fell vacant following the superannuation of Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri on June 31.
Bist, a senior judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, was elevated to the post of Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court on the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium.
Governor Ganga Prasad administered him the oath of office at Ashirwad Hall of Raj Bhavan, in the presence of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, Cabinet ministers, MLAs and senior officials of the high court. Born on 17 September, 1957 at Powdi Garwal district in Uttarakhand, Bist received his degree in law from Allahabad University. He registered himself with the Bar Council as an advocate in 1984. � PTI