Odisha-born former J’khand HC Chief Justice Sanjaya Mishra appointed GSTAT President

Bhubaneswar: The President of India has appointed retired Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, Justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra, as the president of Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) in the country.

Justice Mishra has been appointed to the post for a period of four years from the date of assumption of office or till attaining the age of seventy years whichever is earlier, said a notification issued by the Ministry of Finance today.

Justice Mishra is required to take charge as the president of GSTAT within 30 days from the date of issue of the order, added the notification.

Justice Mishra had also acted as a judge in Orissa High Court and Uttarakhand High Court.

Justice Mishra, a native of Odisha, had completed his LLB from Delhi University in 1987. He had begun his legal practice at Balangir district court in Odisha.

Justice Mishra had assumed the office of Additional District and Sessions Judge at Jeypore in Koraput district.

He held the positions of District and Sessions Judge in Sundargarh and Dhenkanal before acting as a Special CBI Judge in Bhubaneswar.

He had served as the Registrar of Orissa High court before his elevation to the position of a judge in the HC in 2009.

Justice Mishra was later shifted to Uttarakhand HC. He acted as the acting Chief Justice of Uttarakhand before assuming the office of the 14th Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC in 2023.

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