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Justice SA Bobde to succeed Ranjan Gogoi as CJI; swearing-in on Nov 18

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi recommended Justice S A Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. As per tradition, the sitting CJI has to write and recommend his immediate successor. CJI Ranjan Gogoi wrote letter to govt for second senior-most judge Justice Bobde.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: October 18, 2019 12:10 IST

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has recommended Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. As per tradition, the sitting CJI has to write and recommend his immediate successor. CJI Ranjan Gogoi wrote letter to govt for second senior-most judge Justice Bobde. Ranjan Gogoi is retiring as Chief Justice of India (CJI) on November 17, 2019.

Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice recommending Justice Bobde to be the next chief justice, sources told PTI. CJI Ranjan Gogoi has headed the Supreme Court in significant cases, including the Ayodhya title dispute and the National Register of Assam.

Justice Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018. Official sources said the chief justice has gone by the convention to recommend the name of the next senior judger after him as his successor.

Justice Gogoi as the Chief Justice has a tenure of 13 months and 15 days while Justice Bobde, who will be sworn in as CJI on November 18, will have a tenure of about 18 months.

According to the Memorandum of Procedure, which governs the appointment of members of the higher judiciary, "appointment to the office of the Chief Justice of India should be of the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court considered fit to hold the office".

Under this process, after receiving the CJI's recommendation, the law minister puts it before the prime minister who advises the president on the matter. 

Justice Bobde is a former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is due to retire on 23 April 2021. Born on April 24, 1956, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Justice Bobde studied in the Nagpur University. 

He joined the Bombay High Court in 2000 as an additional judge. In 2012, he became Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He was elevated to the Supreme Court in April 2013. 

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