Justice DY Chandrachud was sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India today. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Justice Chandrachud succeeds Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and will hold office for a couple of years. He was elevated to the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016 and was part of many Constitution benches and landmark judgments like the Ayodhya issue and the right to privacy issue. He led a bench that passed orders to relieve miseries of people during the Covid 19 crisis and also expanded the scope of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act to include unmarried women.
He is the son of late Justice YY Chandrachud who was the longest serving Chief Justice of India. He held this post for 7 years.
Justice Chandrachud served earlier as a judge in the Bombay High Court and as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.