President Kovind appoints Justice NV Ramana as new Chief Justice of India

Justice NV Ramana will be taking charge from April 24, after current Chief Justice of India SA Bobde will retire on April 23

President Ram Nath Kovind has gave his approval of appointing Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Tuesday (April 6). Justice NV Ramana will be taking charge from April 24, after current Chief Justice of India SA Bobde will retire on April 23. NV Ramana will take oath on the same day. He was recommended for the position by Justice Bobde.


An official notification release by department of Justice has stated “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from 24th April, 2021."


NV Ramana has long career he is serving as a justice of the supreme court of India and is designated to be the 48th chief justice of India. He was born in an agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district on August 27, 1957 who will also be the second Chief Justice of India from Andhra Pradesh after Justice K Subba Rao who was the ninth Chief Justice of India from 1966-67.


He has specialised in constitutional, criminal, service and inter-state river laws. He was also 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 was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 2013 and as a judge in the top court in 2014.

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