President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India
The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Justice NV Ramana will be the 48th Chief Justice of India and is set to take over as the CJI on April 24 April 2021 after the current CJI SA Bobde completes his term on April 23, 2021. CJI SA Bobde had recommended Justice Ramana's name to the post. Justice Ramana will hold the position of the CJI for 16 months till August 26, 2022.
He has been the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and the acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court and was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 17 February, 2014.
Justice Ramana was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram Village, Krishna District. He enrolled as an Advocate in February 1983. He has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Service and Election matters.
He has specialized in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws. He has also functioned as Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations. He has functioned as Additional Standing Counsel for Central Government and Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad. He has also functioned as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh.
He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013.
He had participated in several National and International Conferences held in India and abroad and submitted papers on various topics of legal importance. Elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in September 2013.