With Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde due to retire on April 23, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday appointed Justice NV Ramana as the next CJI. Following the elevation, Justice Ramana will take oath on April 24.
A notification in this regard has been issued. The notification reads, “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from April 24, 2021.”
Notably, Justice Bobde had recommended Justice Ramana, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, as his successor.
About Justice NV Ramana
Justice NV Ramana was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957, in Ponnavaram village, Krishna district. He enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983. He has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in civil, criminal, constitutional, labour, service and election matters.
He has specialised in constitutional, criminal, service and inter-state river laws. He has also functioned as panel counsel for various government organisations. He has functioned as additional standing counsel for central government and standing counsel for railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad.
He has also functioned as an additional advocate general of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013, to May 20, 2013.
He has participated in several national and international conferences held in India and abroad and submitted papers on various topics of legal importance. He was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on September 2, 2013. Thereafter, he was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on February 17, 2014.
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