President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday formally appointed Supreme Court judge, Justice NV Ramana, as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Ramana will assume charge as the 48th CJI on April 24, a day after the retirement of incumbent CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde.
"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," an official notification said.
Official notification to be published in Gazette of India.
CJI Bobde, who succeeded Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the country's topmost judge in November 2019, nominated Justice Ramana as his successor last month, through a letter to the Union law ministry. The ministry requested CJI Bobde to recommend his successor in accordance with the memorandum of procedure (MoP) for the appointment of the judges in the Supreme Court.