Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad Sworn in as Chief Justice of Manipur HC


Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad the most senior Judge of the Manipur High Court has taken charge of the Chief Justice of the High Court by succeeding Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra due to her relinquished the charge of office.

President Pranab Mukherjee had transferred Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad from Jharkhand High Court to Manipur High Court previously in February 2016 as employment of his powers consulted to him by Article 222 of the Constitution of India.

About Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad

  • He was born on 1 July, 1955.
  • From Bihar he had completed his schooling and graduation.
  • From Patna Law College he had achieved his LL. B. Degree, Patna.
  • In 1980 He was enrolled as an Advocate in Bihar State Bar Council, Patna and expert in Criminal, Civil and Writ matter at Patna High Court, Patna.
  • In 1991 he joined as Additional District Judge into Superior Judicial Service and then gets promotion to the post of District Judge in 2001.
  • He also had served as Registrar General, High Court of Jharkhand, and Ranchi in June, 2001
  • He was also later higher to the post of High Court Judge in February, 2006.

About Article 222 in the Constitution of India 1949

  • Article 222 is about transfer of a Judge from one High Court to another
  • Under the article President may transfer a Judge from one High Court to any other High Court after consultation with the Chief Justice of India.
  • And when a Judge transferred them shall servers after the commencement of the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 1963, as a Judge of the other High Court, be allowed to receive in addition to his salary such compensatory grant as may be firm by Parliament by law and, until so determined, such compensatory allowance as the President may by order fix.

Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra

  • He has completed his Graduation in Law from M S Law College, Cuttack in 1977.
  • On Jan 25, 1978 he had started his career as an advocate.
  • He has practiced mainly on Civil, Criminal, Service and Labour Laws.
  • He was the retainer for South Eastern Railway, IPICOL, OSFC, Stock Exchange, Bhubaneshwar, IMFA and others.
  • On Sep 16, 1999 he was appointed as Judge of High Court of Orissa.
  • In Oct 2012 he was transferred to Allahabad High Court.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 14, 2016