Justice Cholendra Shamsher J B Rana assumed charge as the new Chief Justice of Nepal's Supreme Court on Wednesday. According to a report in The Himalayan Times, President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath to Rana at the swearing-in ceremony at Sheetal Niwas, the official residence of the President.
Rana, who will have a tenure of four years, has succeeded Chief Justice Om Prakas Mishra, who retired on Tuesday. Rana completed his law degree from the Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University. Rana was appointed as the permanent judge of the Supreme Court on May 27, 2014, the report added.