Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed CJI


Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India. He will assume charge on August 27th after the current Chief Justice NV Ramana retires on August 26th.

Justice Lalit will however only have a very brief tenure of less than 3 months as he will turn 65 on November 8th. He was recommended to the post by the current CJI NV Ramana who expressed confidence that Justice Lalit’s long and rich experience in the Bar and on the Bench will take the judiciary to greater heights.Justice Lalit is the most senior judge and he has been appointed as CJI by the President of India under the powers conferred by clause 2 of Article 124 of the Constitution of India.



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