CJI Bobde recommends name of Justice NV Ramana as his successor

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 24, 2021

Justice N V Ramana   -  THE HINDU

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has recommended senior-most judge Justice N V Ramana as his successor and the 48th Chief Justice of India in keeping with convention and norms of seniority, according to sources.

CJI Bobde, who is set to retire on April 23, has sent the recommendation to the government and handed over a copy to Justice Ramana, the sources said.

As per norms, a written communication from the incumbent Chief Justice is sent a month before his retirement.

If the government approves the recommendation, Justice Ramana will take charge as the next Chief Justice of India on April 24. He is set to retire on August 26, 2022.

CJI Bobde’s recommendation, which marks the start of the process for the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India will be forwarded to the President by the government for approval. Born on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram village of Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district, Justice Ramana was enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983.

He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000, and functioned as acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013, to May 20, 2013.

Justice Ramana was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on September 2, 2013, and was elevated as a Supreme Court Judge on February 17, 2014.

Published on March 24, 2021

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