The present Chief Justice of India SA Bobde is due to retire on April 23 and has recommended Justice NV Ramana to be his successor. Justice NV Ramana has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind. He will take oath on April 24. He will be the 48th Chief Justice of India.
Justice Ramana, 63 years of age was born in an agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on August 27, 1957. He will hold the post of the country’s top judge till August 26, 2022, precisely for a year and 4 months. He will be the second Chief Justice from Andhra Pradesh after Justice K.Subba Rao who was the 9th CJI from 1966-67.
Justice Ramana joined the Bar in February 1983 and practised in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27,2000. He was the Acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 2013 and elevated to the Supreme Court in 2014. He has various landmark cases and judgments in his kitty including lifting of internet restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, setting up of special courts for fast-tracking criminal cases against MPs and MLAs and bringing the CJIs office amenable to the Right to Information Act.