Justice UU Lalit on Saturday took oath as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI). .President of India Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Justice Lalit at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Justice Lalit is the second CJI to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court from the Bar.The first was Justice SM Sikri who served as CJI from January 1971 to April 1973..https://twitter.com/barandbench/status/1563393999062564864?s=20&t=c01z03xvmQn1-asrNPPY1gJustice Lalit was born on November 9, 1957 to former judge of the Bombay High Court and now a Senior Advocate, UR Lalit. He enrolled as an advocate in June 1983, and practiced at the Bombay High Court till December 1985. He moved to the national capital in January 1986 and was later designated a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court in April 2004.He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court on August 13, 2014 directly from the Bar and will demit office on November 8 this year.