Chief Justice SA Bobde Recommends Justice Ramana as Successor

A recommendation letter by CJI Bobde, who is set to retire on 23 April, has been sent to the Union Law Ministry.

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A recommendation letter by CJI Bobde, who is set to retire on 23 April, has been sent to the Union Law Ministry.
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Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde has recommended the appointment of Justice NV Ramana as the 48th CJI.

A recommendation letter by CJI Bobde, who is set to retire on 23 April, 2021 has been sent to the Union Law Ministry.

Justice Ramana is the senior-most judge in the apex court after CJI Bobde. After being appointed, he will remain the chief justice till 26 August 2022.

On 19 March, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had sent a letter to the CJI, asking him to recommend his successor, news agency PTI reported.

The law minister is supposed to ask the outgoing CJI for a recommendation, after which he presents it before the prime minister. The President announces the next CJI after consulting with the PM.

Justice Ramana Served at Andhra Pradesh HC

Born on 27 August 1957, Justice Ramana practiced at the Andhra Pradesh High Court and in 2000, was appointed as a judge there. Following this appointment, he was the Acting Chief Justice of the AP HC till May 2013.

He became the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court by 2013, and was appointed to the Supreme Court on 17 February, 2014.

SC benches dealing with matters of fast tracking trials in cases against legislators, and the restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in amid the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution were headed by Justice Ramana.

CJI Bobde took the oath of office on 18 November 2019 at the age of 63, after succeeding Justice Ranjan Gogoi, He became the 47th CJI of the country and has served a tenure of 17 months.

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