The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on October 3, 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra.
This puts an end to the speculations surrounding the appointment of next CJI.
Justice Gogoi will be the 46th Chief Justice of India and the first person to hold the post from the north-eastern States.
Born on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2001. On 9th September, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12th February, 2011. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 23rd April, 2012.
He was also one of the four judges who held the unprecedented press conference raising apprehensions about the functioning of the current CJI, Dipak Misra on the administrative side.
Read the notification and press release below.