President Kovind appoints Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India

Justice NV Ramana is going to hold the position on the 24th of April, 2021.

Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India by President Ramnath Kovind. Ramana is going to hold the position on the 24th of April, 2021. Well, in this regard, the warrant of appointment and a copy of the notification of appointment have been handed over to the to-be-CJI of India.

Though, Justice NV Ramana was already recommended by the former chief justice SA Bobde. He had penned a letter to the central government declaring him as his successor after he retires. Also, the recommendation was acknowledged by President Kovind. CJI SA Bobde will be retiring on the 23rd of April, 2021.

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Justice SA Bobde took oath as the CJI in November 2019. He was appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India. He has dealt with several significant cases which include the historic verdict in the Ayodhya Ram Mandir case that had been a key issue for decades.

Justice NV Ramana is currently serving as a justice of the Supreme Court of India and he is all geared up to be appointed as the 48th Chief Justice of India. Earlier, he was the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and also served as the acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh.

He has also been in the post of the president of the Andhra Pradesh judicial academy. Justice Ramana is due to retire on the 26th of August, 2022.