Justice Ranjan Gogoi Takes Oath As 46th Chief Justice Of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi Takes Oath As 46th Chief Justice Of India

 Ranjan Gogoi Takes Oath As 46th Chief Justice Of India 

New Delhi: Today, Justice Ranjan Gogoi swore as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi replaced Justice Dipak Misra, who retired on October 1. The 63 year old, Justice Gogoi , administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rastrapathi Bhavan. He is the first person from the North East to become the Chief Justice of India.

 

Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the 46th Chief Justice of India. He succeeds Justice Dipak Misra who retired on October 1.

Justice Gogoi was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind in Rastrapati Bhavan.

PM Modi and the speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan were among the dignitaries who were present in Rashtapati Bhawan's Darbar Hall for the ceremony.

He was one of the four most senior judges who called a press conference in January and criticised Justice Dipak Misra on various issues. The other judges were Justices J Chelameswar (since retired), Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, who addressed the press conference, perhaps a first in the history of the Indian judiciary.

Justice Gogoi's tenure will be a little over 13 months and would retire on November 17, 2019.

In 2012, Justice Gogoi was elevated to the Supreme Court and is known to be a soft-spoken but tough judge.

He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. On September 9, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011.

                                                                     

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