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President appoints Justice N V Ramana as the next CJI

Date: 08 April 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice N.V. Ramana as Chief Justice of India with effect from April 24.
  • He was Additional Advocate General for Andhra Pradesh before being called to the State High Court Bench in 2001.
  • Justice Ramana was the Delhi High Court Chief Justice prior to his elevation to the apex court. As CJI, Justice Ramana has a tenure of 16 months.
  • Incumbent CJI Sharad A. Bobde had recommended Justice Ramanafor appointment as the 48th Chief Justice of India. With this, both the Supreme Court and the government have followed the seniority norm in the appointment of CJIs.