Justice Vijai Kumar Bist was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court on Tuesday. The post fell vacant on June 31, on the superannuation of Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri .
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.
Born on 17 September, 1957 at Powdi Garwal district in Uttarakhand, Bist received his degree in law from Allahabad University. He registered himself with the Bar Council as an advocate in 1984. Bist practised at Allahabad High Court until 2000. After the formation of the Uttarakhand, he continued his practice at Nainital. Subsequently, Bist was appointed as one of the judges in Uttarakhand High Court in November, 2008.