Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde appointed next Chief Justice of India

The most senior judge of the Supreme Court will take charge on November 18 and succeed Ranjan Gogoi.

October 29, 2019 11:41 am | Updated December 03, 2021 06:59 am IST - New Delhi

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde in New Delhi on July 6, 2018.

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde in New Delhi on July 6, 2018.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday signed a warrant to appoint Justice Sharad A. Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI).

He will take the oath as CJI on November 18. His term will extend until April 2021.

As per convention, outgoing CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommended the name of Justice Bobde , the most senior judge of the Supreme Court as his successor. 

Justice Bobde is part of the five-judge Constitutional Bench that is hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute.

Starting out as an additional judge in the Bombay High Court in 2000, he has served as the Chief Justice in Madhya Pradesh before being elevated to the Supreme Court in 2013.

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