Bhagwati Prasad was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court here on Sunday.
Governor M.O.H. Farooq administered the oath of office at a function held at the Raj Bhavan.
Chief Secretary A.K. Singh; Advisers to the Governor V.S. Dubey, R.R. Prasad and Wilfred Lakda; Director-General of Police Neyaz Ahmed; Union Minister Subodh Kant Sahay; and Assembly Speaker C.P. Singh attended the function.
Mr. Prasad said he would create an atmosphere that would help the people get justice easily.
Mr. Prasad was born on May 5, 1949. He enrolled himself as an advocate on September 2, 1972, and practised for about 24 years. He was appointed a judge of the Gujarat High Court on February 7, 2008.