Incumbent Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recommended the name of Justice SA Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India, according to reports.
As part of the protocol, CJI Ranjan Gogoi penned a letter to this effect to the Central government. Justice Gogoi will demit office as CJI and a Supreme Court judge on November 17 this year.
Justice Gogoi was the first person from the North-East of India to hold the post. He replaced Justice Dipak Misra at the helm of the Supreme Court on October 3 last year.
Justice Bobde will be the 47th Chief Justice of India. His term will run until April 23, 2021.
The son of reputed Senior Advocate Arvind Shriniwas Bobde, Justice Bobde enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978. He was made Senior Advocate in 1998.
He was elevated as a judge of the Bombay High Court in 2000, and went on to serve as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh from October 2012.
Justice Bobde was elevated to the Supreme Court in April 2013.
On his Collegium, Justice Bobde will have Justices NV Ramana, Arun Mishra (till 2/9/20), Rohinton Nariman and R Banumathi (till 19/7/20). Justices UU Lalit (from 20/7/20) and AM Khanwilkar (from 3/9/20) will also be part of his Collegium.