CJI Dattu initiates process for appointment of TS Thakur J. as next CJI

Murali Krishnan

Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has initiated the process for appointment of

Justice TS Thakur as the next CJI. According to Times of India, Justice Dattu has recommended the name of Justice Thakur to the government to take over as his successor.

The recommendation will be sent to the Law Ministry which will then forward it to the Prime Minister’s Office for approval. It will then be sent to the President for his approval – the final leg of the process.

Thakur J., enrolled at the Bar in 1972 and began his practice in High Court of Jammu & Kashmir. He was designated a Senior Advocate in the year 1990. He was elevated to the Bench in 1994 and served as judge of the High Courts of Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, and Delhi.

He took over as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana on August 11, 2008 and was elevated to the Supreme Court on November 17, 2009. He will retire on January 4, 2017 and will have a tenure of more than a year as the CJI.

The current Chief Justice HL Dattu will retire on December 2 this year.

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