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Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit nominates Justice D.Y. Chandrachud as 50th Chief Justice of India

Current Affairs

  • Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit nominated Justice D.Y. Chandrachud as his successor in a brief meeting held at the Supreme Court judges’ lounge in the presence of all the other judges of the court on October 11, 2022.
  • Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud is set to take over as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI) | after the country’s top judge UU Lalit formally recommended him as his successor on October 11.
  • The government, as per procedure, seeks a recommendation from the CJI to narme their successor. On October 11, CJI Lalit handed over the letter naming 62-year-old Justice Chandrachud as the next top judge of the country.
  • Chief Justice Lalit is scheduled to retire on November 8 at the end of 74-day tenure as top judge. Justice Chandrachud is expected to be sworn in and assume charge as Chief Justice of India from November 9. He has a tenure of about two years as Chief Justice until his retirement on November 11, 2024.
  • Justice Chandrachud was appointed judge of the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016. He was before that the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from October 31, 2013. Justice Chandrachud began his judicial career as a judge of the Bombay High Court on March 29, 2000 until his appointment as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
  • He was Additional Solicitor General of India from 1998 until appointment to the Bombay High Court Bench. He was designated senior advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998 and had practised law at the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court.
  • Justice Chandrachud’s career in law combines a blend of both practical experience in law and the academic.

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