New Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana
Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana (N.V. Ramana) has become new Chief Justice of India (CJI), succeeding Justice SA Bobde who retired as CJI on April 23, 2021, reports TOI.
Justice Ramana (63) has been sworn in as 48th CJI on April 24.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Ramana at Rashtrapati Bhavan at a ceremony attended by Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, among others.
Justice Ramana will serve as CJI for a tenure of one year & four months. He is expected to resign on August 26, 2022.
Outgoing Chief Justice Sharad A. Bobde had recommended Justice Ramana, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, for appointment as the 48th Chief Justice of India in a letter addressed to the Ministry of Law and Justice on March 24.
Justice Ramana is the second CJI from the state of Andhra Pradesh after Justice K. Subba Rao.
Born to agriculturist parents in 1957, Justice Ramana was known for his activism regarding issues involving farmers and industrial workers. Before turning to legal practice, he was a journalist with a prominent Telugu newspaper to a first-generation lawyer.
He was Additional Advocate General for Andhra Pradesh before being employed to the State High Court Bench in 2001. Justice Ramana was the Delhi High Court Chief Justice prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court of India.
He was appointed a judge of the Apex Court on February 17, 2014.