Justice Vijai Kumar Bist was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court at Raj Bhawan on Tuesday morning.
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.
Bist was appointed as one of the judges in Uttarakhand High Court in November, 2008.