On Tuesday, Governor Kalraj Mishra administered the oath of office to Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court at Raj Bhavan. Justice Shrivastava took the oath in Hindi. At the beginning of the ceremony, Chief Secretary Sudhansh Pant urged the Governor to administer the oath to Shrivastava.
Before this, he read out the appointment notification and warrant for the Chief Justice issued on behalf of President Droupadi Murmu. Shrivastava took the oath as the 42nd Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
In the ceremony, Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma, Assembly Speaker Vasudev Devnani, Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari, members of the cabinet, legislators, judges of the Rajasthan High Court, officials, advocates, and relatives of the Chief Justice were present.
The position had been vacant since the appointment of Justice A.G. Masih as a Supreme Court judge. Justice M.M. Shrivastava was primarily serving as a judge in the Chhattisgarh High Court. He was currently holding the position of Acting Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
Congratulatory round after swearing-in
Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma congratulated the new Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court M.M. Srivastava after his swearing-in. At the same time, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot could not attend the swearing-in ceremony due to being admitted to the hospital. However, he has wished the Chief Justice on his social media ‘X’.
Cabinet Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also heartily congratulated him for assuming the dignified post. He also wished him all the best for discharging his duties.
Rathore said, “During the excellent and successful tenure of the new Chief Justice, the judicial system of Rajasthan will be inclusive. Due to which justice will be accessible to every person.”