Justice DY Chandrachud to Take Oath As New Chief Justice of India
Senior-most Supreme Court judge and
Chief Justice of India-designate
Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud
is all set to become the
50th head of the Indian judiciary
Justice Chandrachud, born on
November 11, 1959, was elevated to the top court on May 13, 2016.
He has been part of several Constitution benches and landmark verdicts of the top court including on matters relating to the
Ayodhya land dispute, the right to privacy and adultery.
He succeeds Uday Umesh Lalit,
who had recommended him as his successor to the Centre on October 11. President Draupadi Murmu had appointed him as the next CJI on October 17.
Justice Chandrachud will serve as the CJI for two years till November 10, 2024. Supreme Court judges retire at the age of 65.
father YV Chandrachud was the longest-serving Chief Justice of India (CJI)
and remained at the helm from February 22, 1978 to July 11, 1985.
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