Justice SA Bobde to take oath as 47th Chief Justice on 18 Nov; CJI Gogoi initiates appointment process
CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommends the appointment of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the 47th Chief Justice of India. Know all details here.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi, in a letter to the Central Government on October 18, 2019, recommended the appointment of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice Gogoi initiated the appointment process for SA Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court.
SA Bobde is likely to take the pledge as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) on November 18, 2019, a day after the retirement of CJI Ranjan Gogoi on November 17, 2019. Justice Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th CJI on October 3, 2018. Justice Bobde will serve as the CJI for one year and five months till April 23, 2021.
CJI Gogoi has headed and decided over the landmark cases during his stint as Chief Justice such as the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land dispute and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). CJI Gogoi followed the proper tradition to name his successor by writing a letter to the Government. As per rule, the incumbent chief justice needs to send the recommendation of the next senior-most judge as his successor in writing a month before his retirement.
Another proposal by CJI Gogoi
CJI Ranjan Gogoi has put forward another proposal to enhance the retirement age of High Court judges from the current 62 years to 65 years.
About Sharad Arvind Bobde
– SA Bobde is at present the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court.
– Presently, he is also holding the position of the Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai and Nagpur’s Maharashtra National Law University.
– He was elevated as a Supreme Court Judge on April 12, 2013.
– He has previously served as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
– Justice Bobde has rendered judgements in some important cases such as Aadhaar, Pro-life, extreme air pollution in Delhi-NCR, and others.
– Justice Bobde will retire on April 23, 2021.