Justice Nuthalapathi Venkata Ramana was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India on Saturday. Justice Ramana’s will hold the post for sixteen months, until August 26, 2022.
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Ramana at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11 AM today.
Justice Ramana took over from former CJI SA Bobde who retired from office on Friday.
He is also the first Judge from Andhra Pradesh high court to be the Chief Justice of India and will have a tenure of 1 year 4 months as CJI and will demit office on August 26, 2022.
Justice Ramana was born on August 27, 1957 to agriculturist parents in Ponnavaram Village situated in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. During his student days, he was known for his activist outlook involving himself in issues concerning farmers and industrial workers.
He had begun his career as a journalist for a leading Telugu newspaper for a brief time before turning to legal practice.
He joined as a lawyer on February 10, 1983 and practiced before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals, and the Supreme Court of India.
He also served as a panel counsel for various government organizations and as Additional Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad before rendering services as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000 and was served as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on September 2, 2013. He was sworn in as Supreme Court judge on February 17, 2014.
During his tenure of over 7 years at the Supreme Court, Justice Ramana has given 156 judgments.