October 30, 2019

Sharad A Bobde named 47th CJI; to take over on 18th November 2019

[ by Legal Era News Network ]


On 29th October, 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, the senior-most Judge in the Supreme Court after CJI Ranjan Gogoi, as the next Chief Justice of India. Bobde will be the 47th CJI. He will hold office till April 23, 2021.

A notification issued by the law ministry under Article 124 (2) of the Indian Constitution said that the President was pleased to appoint Justice Bobde as the next CJI with effect from Nov 18, 2019.

A judge since 2000, Justice Bobde joined the Bombay High Court as an additional judge. He was appointed as the chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in October 2012. In April 2013, he was elevated to the Supreme Court.

As per established procedure, Justice Gogoi had earlier this month written to the Law Minister recommending the name of Justice Bobde, the senior most Judge as his successor.

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