Justice N V Ramana to be next CJI, to take the oath on April 24

N V Ramana will be appointed as the 48th Chief Justice of India (CJI) of India. President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the order appointing him. Incumbent CJI, S A Bobde will retire on coming 23rd. Justice Ramana is set to take the oath of office of CJI on April 24. He was appointed as judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014, and will be retiring on August 26, 2022.

Justice Nutalapati Venkata Ramana will be the second person from Andhra Pradesh to be the Chief Justice of India. Justice Ramana held various key posts including the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court and president of the Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy. He also functioned as standing counsel for various government bodies and Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He is known for his expertise in civil and criminal cases alike and dealt with the matters pertaining to Constitution, labour, service, inter-state river disputes and elections. He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000 and functioned as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013. He was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on September 2, 2013.