Profession: Law Personnel
Age: 57 Years
Education: Graduation In Law
|• Judge of Supreme Court of India
• Law personnel
|Physical Stats & More
|Date of Birth
|2 June 1965 (Wednesday)
|Age (as of 2022)
|University of Allahabad in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
|Graduation in law Allahabad High Court
|Relationships & More
|Rs 2,25,000 + other allowances per month (w.e.f. 1 January 2016) Department of Justice
Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Misra
- Manoj Misra is an Indian law personnel. In 2011, he was appointed as one of the judges of the Allahabad High Court. In 2023, he was elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India.
- In 2011, S. H. Kapadia, the 38th Chief Justice of India, nominated him for the position of judge of Allahabad High Court.
- On 21 November 2011, the then-President of India, Pratibha Patil, appointed him to the Allahabad High Court as an additional judge after spending more than 23 years representing clients in civil, tax, criminal, and constitutional issues. He took his oath of office as an Allahabad High Court permanent judge on 6 August 2013.
- On 30 June 2021, the Uttar Pradesh government was asked to respond to questions regarding the errors in the Assistant Teacher Recruitment Examination question paper by the division bench of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Dinesh Pathak. The answer choices for some of the questions on the test were incorrect and not from the syllabus. The examination was held to hire 69,000 assistant teachers in Uttar Pradesh. The appellants were requested by the division bench to submit an affidavit in the following two weeks regarding whether the exam questions were wrong or out of the scope of the syllabus. Later, Abhishek Srivastava and 14 other people filed a special appeal saying that some of the key answers to the questions were incorrect and that some of the questions weren’t even on the exam. They demanded that the marks awarded for those questions be removed or that all candidates receive the same amount of marks in response to the questions. India Legal
- Gajendra Singh Yadav, who identified as a follower of Lord Shiva and was a visitor to Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in 2021 asserting that the temple’s board of trustees’ decision to implement a Sugam Darshan system violates the fundamental rights of devotees guaranteed by Articles 14, 15, and 26 of the Indian Constitution. He said that the common people’s ability to practise their religion and exercise their right to worship had been restricted by the board of trustees’ provision of a special Sugam Darshan facility to only those who made a particular financial contribution. Vineet Sankalp, a trustee and member of the board, drew the court’s attention to Section 15 of the 1983 Act, which grants the board the authority to charge set fees for any worship, service, ritual, ceremony, or religious observance held in the temple. According to Vineet Sankalp, the Sugam Darshan Scheme was established to grant the freedom to worship to those with physical disabilities and those who could not stand in a line, rather than to bar all other worshippers from engaging in religious activities. On 2 December 2022, the petition against VIP darshan under the Sugam Darshan Scheme at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple was dismissed by the division Bench of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Sameer Jain. India Legal
- On 13 July 2022, the division bench of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Sameer Jain overturned the conviction of the man who had been sentenced to death for the brutal killings of six members of a family: Suresh Chandra, Vimla Devi, Avnish, Rashmi, Surabhi, and Shweta. The judges reasoned that the prosecution had failed to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the man had committed the crimes in question. India Legal
- On 11 January 2023, a PIL that sought a declaration that a rape suspect may request “Default Bail” if a chargesheet is not filed against him within two months of the filing of an FIR was denied by the division bench of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Vikas Budhwar. India Legal
- In a PIL filed by Paras Prasad on 13 January 2023, the division bench of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Vikas Budhwar issued directives to reduce the damage to farmers’ crops by wild boar and blue bull by implementing necessary and efficient remedies. India Legal
- On 25 January 2023, after hearing a particular appeal defective filed by Hemlata Saini, judges Manoj Misra and Vikas Budhwar issued an order stating that interference with the work of candidates chosen for the position of assistant professor should not be tolerated and requested responses from the Uttar Pradesh government. India Legal
- Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, the 50th Chief Justice of India, nominated him to be elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India.
- On 6 February 2023, Droupadi Murmu, the President of India, appointed him to serve as a judge of the Supreme Court of India. The Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court, Pankaj Mithal, the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court, Sanjay Karol, the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court, P. V. Sanjay Kumar, and the judge of the Patna High Court, Ahsanuddin Amanullah, were all appointed by Droupadi Murmu as Supreme Court judges on the same day. Manoj Misra is the only one of the five newly appointed justices to have served in the Supreme Court for seven years.