Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit replaces CJI Justice N. V Ramana t become the 49th Chief Justice of India.

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Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed as the 49th chief Justice of India (CJI) and he will assume his office on 27th August 2022.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit replaces CJI Justice N. V Ramana t become the 49th Chief Justice of India.

Justice Lalit was appointed as the Judge of the Supreme Court in August 2014 from the Bar. He will be the second CJI to be directly elevated as a Judge from the Bar after Justice S M Sikri who served as the 13th CJI in 1971.

Justice Lalit has served as the Member of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee for two terms.

Justice Lalit hails from Solapur, Maharashtra, born on 9th November 1957. He registered as an advocate by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in June 1983 and practiced in the Bombay High Court as an advocate before shifting to Delhi where he continued his practice.

He worked in the chambers of Shri Soli J. Sorabjee from October 1986 till 1992 and was on the panel of lawyers for the Union of India during the period Shri Soli J. Sorabjee was Attorney General for India. From 1992

Till the year 2002, he practised as Advocate on Record and was designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in April 2004. He was also appointed Amicus Curiae in many important issues, including Forest matters, Vehicular Pollution, Pollution of the Yamuna etc. He was also appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for CBI under the orders of the Supreme Court to conduct trials in all 2G matters.

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