President Ram Nath Kovind made the announcement on Tuesday
Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, the senior most Supreme Court judge was appointed as the next Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday. He will take oath as the 48th CJI on April 24th 2021.
Justice NV Ramana was born into an agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh and had a brief stint in journalism before opting for law. He has specialised in constitutional, criminal, service and inter-state river laws according to National Legal Services Authority. He has served as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh high and Delhi High court before becoming a Supreme Court judge. When the Government suspended internet services in J&K, it was the Ramana-led bench’s ruling that “access to internet” is a fundamental right of citizens. He is a strong advocate of justice for all. As CJI he will be focusing on improving infrastructure, increasing the use of technology in the judicial system apart from ensuring that vacancies and gaps in the system are filled.