CJI Bobde recommends Justice NV Ramana as his successor

Updated on Mar 24, 2021 11:08 AM IST

Justice NV Ramana is the senior-most judge in the top court after Chief Justice Bobde and has a tenure till August 26, 2022.

As soon as the hearing on the petition commenced in court 2 of the Supreme Court, the bench of justices NV Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna made it clear that it was not inclined to entertain the case filed by Pramod Pandit Joshi, a spokesperson of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha.(HT file)
As soon as the hearing on the petition commenced in court 2 of the Supreme Court, the bench of justices NV Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna made it clear that it was not inclined to entertain the case filed by Pramod Pandit Joshi, a spokesperson of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha.(HT file)
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde on Wednesday sent a letter to the government recommending the appointment of Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana as the next CJI and handed over a copy of the recommendation to Justice Ramana.

CJI SA Bobde is due to retire on April 23.

The development comes after the Centre asked the CJI to recommend his successor with a little less than a month before his retirement, according to news agency PTI.

Now, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will put the CJI's recommendation before PM Modi, who will advice the President in the matter of appointment.

Justice NV Ramana is the senior-most judge in the top court after Chief Justice Bobde and has a tenure till August 26, 2022. He is scheduled to take over charge as the 48th CJI on April 24.

He hails from Andhra Pradesh and was appointed as a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in June 2000. He served as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court before being appointed to the Supreme Court in February 2014.

Justice Bobde was sworn in as the 47th CJI in November 2019, succeeding Justice (retired) Ranjan Gogoi.

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