Justice Ranjan Gogoi was administered the oath of office as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Justice Gogoi was administered the oath at a simple ceremony held at Haryana Raj Bhavan.
Later, he told reporters that he will work towards providing speedy and affordable justice.
Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi enrolled as an advocate on August 28, 1978 and practiced in the Guwahati High Court. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001, and was later transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9 last year.
Justice Gogoi was earlier functioning as the Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after the retirement of Justice Mukul Mudgal on January 3 this year.
His name was cleared for elevation by the Supreme Court collegium at a meeting held in Delhi in December last year.
Apart from the family members of Justice Gogoi and the judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court, the function was attended by Punjab governor Shiv Raj Patil, chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Parkash Singh Badal, among others.