Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Justice Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Delhi: Oath-taking ceremony of the New Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar at President House. pic.twitter.com/IigvzyxWkU— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2017
He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Justice Khehar is the 44th Chief Justice of India and also the first Sikh to hold the top office.
He would have tenure of little over seven months.
Delhi: Justice J.S. Khehar takes oath as the New Chief Justice of India at President House. pic.twitter.com/dHbJWygE1I— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2017
Justice Khehar was the author of the judgment by a five-judge constitution bench that held "unconstitutional" the Constitution's 99th amendment paving way for the National Judicial Appointment Commission and the National Judicial Appointment Commission Act, 2014.