New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice N V Ramana as the next Chief Justice Of India.
The senior-most Supreme Court judge was recommended by current Chief Justice of India Justice S A Bobde, keeping with convention and norms of seniority.
Justice Bobde is due to retire on April 23.
Justice Ramana will take charge as the 48th Chief Justice of India on April 24. Justice Ramana is due to retire on August 26, 2022.
Born on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram village of Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district, Justice Ramana was enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983.
He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000 and functioned as acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013.
Justice Ramana was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on September 2, 2013 and was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014.