- Justice UU Lalit has been appointed as 49th CJI
- He will assume office on August 27
- However, his tenure as CJI will be a short one of less than 3 months
New CJI of India: Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed the 49th Chief Justice of India after President Droupadi Murmu signed his warrant of appointment.
He will assume charge on August 27 after incumbent NV Ramana demits office the day before.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from 27 August, 2022," a law ministry notification said.
Justice Lalit will have a brief tenure of less than three months.
He will turn 65 on November 8 when he demits office.
(With inputs from PTI)