50th Chief Justice of India
50th Chief Justice of India: President Droupadi Murmu appoints Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud as new Chief Justice of India effective from Novemebr 9, 2022. Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud will take his oath on Novemebr 9, 2022. Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud is the 50th Chief Justice of India.
Additionally, from 2013 to 2016, he was the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court. From 2000 to 2013, he was a judge on the Bombay High Court. He has also served as the National Legal Services Authority’s ex officio executive chair in the past. He has served on benches that handed down historic rulings in the Ram Janmabhoomi, Privacy, decriminalization of homosexuality, and Sabarimala cases, among other cases. As a professor, he has traveled to universities in Mumbai, Oklahoma, Harvard, Yale, and other places.
Chief Justice of India at Present
The Supreme Court of India, which is the country’s highest court, is presided over by the Chief Justice of India. The Chief Justice of India is in charge of assigning cases and appointing the constitutional benches that handle crucial Indian legal issues. U. U. Lalit, the 49th and current Chief Justice of India, took the oath of office on August 27, 2022. Given that his term as Chief Justice of India expires on November 8, 2022, he will hold the position for the shortest period of time in India’s history. N. V. Ramana previously held office in this position.
Chief Justice of India List
Here’s complete List of Chief Justice of India:
To see a list of every Chief Justice of India since independence, look at the table below. The Chief Justice of India List Name, their term, high courts, and Presidents they worked for are listed in the following table for the contenders.
|Harilal Jekisundas Kania||26th January 1950 To 6th November 1951||Bombay High Court||Rajendra Prasad|
|Mandakolathur Patanjali Sastri||7th November 1951 To 3rd January 1954||Madras High Court||Rajendra Prasad|
|Mehr Chand Mahajan||4th January 1954 To 22 December 1954||Lahore High Court||Rajendra Prasad|
|Bijan Kumar Mukherjea||23rd December 1954 To 31st January 1956||Calcutta High Court||Rajendra Prasad|
|Sudhi Ranjan Das||1st February 1956 To 30th September 1959||Calcutta High Court||Rajendra Prasad|
|Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha||1st October 1959 To 31st January 1964||Patna High Court||Rajendra Prasad|
|Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar||1st February 1964 To 15th March 1966||Bombay High Court||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan|
|Amal Kumar Sarkar||16th March 1966 To 29th June 1966||Calcutta High Court||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan|
|Koka Subba Rao||30th June 1966 To 11th April 1967||Madras High Court||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan|
|Kailas Nath Wanchoo||12th April 1967 To 24th February 1968||Allahabad High Court||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan|
|Mohammad Hidayatullah||25th February 1968 To 16th December 1970||Bombay High Court||Zakir Husain|
|Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah||17th December 1970 To 21st January 1971||Bombay High Court||V. V. Giri|
|Sarv Mittra Sikri||22nd January 1971 To 25th April 1973||Lahore High Court||V. V. Giri|
|Ajit Nath Ray||26th April 1973 To 27th January 1977||Calcutta High Court||V. V. Giri|
|Mirza Hameedullah Beg||29th January 1977 To 21st February 1978||Allahabad High Court||Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed|
|Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud||22nd February 1978 To 11th July 1985||Bombay High Court||Neelam Sanjiva Reddy|
|Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati||12th July 1985 To 20th December 1986||Gujarat High Court||Zail Singh|
|Raghunandan Swarup Pathak||21st December 1986 To 18th June 1989||Allahabad High Court||Zail Singh|
|E. S. Venkataramiah||19th June 1989 To 17th December 1989||Karnataka High Court||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|Sabyasachi Mukharji||18th December 1989 To 25th September 1990||Calcutta High Court||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|Ranganath Misra||26th September 1990 To 24th November 1991||Orissa High Court||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|Kamal Narain Singh||25th November 1991 To 12th December 1991||Allahabad High Court||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|Madhukar Hiralal Kania||13th December 1991 To 17th November 1992||Bombay High Court||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|Lalit Mohan Sharma||18th November 1992 To 11th February 1993||Patna High Court||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|M. N. Rao Venkatachaliah||12th February 1993 To 24th October 1994||Karnataka High Court||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi||25th October 1994 To 24th March 1997||Gujarat High Court||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|Jagdish Sharan Verma||25th March 1997 To 17th January 1998||Madhya Pradesh High Court||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|Madan Mohan Punchhi||18th January 1998 To 9th October 1998||Punjab and Haryana High Court||K. R. Narayanan|
|Adarsh Sein Anand||10th October 1998 To 31st October 2001||Jammu and Kashmir High Court||K. R. Narayanan|
|Sam Piroj Bharucha||1st November 2001 To 5th May 2002||Bombay High Court||K. R. Narayanan|
|Bhupinder Nath Kirpal||6th May 2002 To 7th November 2002||Delhi High Court||K. R. Narayanan|
|Gopal Ballav Pattanaik (1937–)||8th November 2002 To 18th December 2002||Orissa High Court||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|Vishweshwar Nath Khare||19th December 2002 To 1st May 2004||Allahabad High Court||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|S. Rajendra Babu||2nd May 2004 To 31st May 2004||Karnataka High Court||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|Ramesh Chandra Lahoti||1st June 2004 To 31st October 2005||Madhya Pradesh High Court||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal||1st November 2005 To 13th January 2007||Delhi High Court||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|K. G. Balakrishnan||14th January 2007 To 12th May 2010||Kerala High Court||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|Sarosh Homi Kapadia||12th May 2010 To 28th September 2012||Bombay High Court||Pratibha Patil|
|Altamas Kabir||29th September 2012 To 18th July 2013||Calcutta High Court||Pranab Mukherjee|
|P. Sathasivam||19th July 2013 to 26th April 2014||Madras High Court||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Rajendra Mal Lodha||27th April 2014 To 27th September 2014||Rajasthan High Court||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu||28th September 2014 To 2nd December 2015||Karnataka High Court||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Tirath Singh Thakur||3rd December 2015 To 3rd January 2017||Jammu and Kashmir High Court||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Jagdish Singh Khehar||4th January 2017 To 27th August 2017||Punjab and Haryana High Court||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Dipak Misra||28th August 2017 To 2nd October 2018||Orissa High Court||Ram Nath Kovind|
|Ranjan Gogoi||3rd October 2018 To 17th November 2019||Guwahati High Court||Ram Nath Kovind|
|Sharad Arvind Bobde||18th November 2019 To 23th April 2021||Bombay High Court||Ram Nath Kovind|
|Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana||24th April 2021 To 26th August 2022||Andhra Pradesh High Court||Ram Nath Kovind|
|Uday Umesh Lalit||27 August 2022 To Present||Bar Council||Droupadi Murmu|
Who is the Chief Justice of India?
The Supreme Court of India and the Indian judicial system are both led by the Chief Justice of India. In other terms, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the highest ranked official in the Indian legal system. The President selects the Chief Justice of the India from the bench of Supreme Court judges based on their seniority. The CJI is in charge of ensuring that the Supreme Court continues to operate properly, including through the assignment of cases, roster maintenance, and other tasks.
Chief Justice of India Responsibilities
The Chief Justice of India is in charge of several crucial aspects of the country’s judicial system. The following list includes some of the CJI’s primary duties.
- The Chief Justice of India is in charge of assigning Supreme Court judges to cases.
- For the purpose of handling significant legal issues, the CJI designates judicial and constitutional benches.
- The President of India appoints Supreme Court judges following consultation with the Chief Justice of India.
- In accordance with the seniority principle, the departing CJI frequently proposes the President select the following CJI.
- In addition, the CJI appoints additional court employees.
Chief Justice of India 2021
Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, the current Chief Justice of India, is the country’s 48th Chief Justice. On April 24, 2021, Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was named as the new chief justice of India. He was Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court before serving as a judge on the Supreme Court. Additionally, he served as the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s acting Chief Justice.
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49th Chief Justice of India
As of August 27, 2022, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has assumed the position of Chief Justice of India. Currently serving one of the shortest terms as Chief Justice of India, he is the 49th Chief Justice of India. Given that he plans to resign on November 8, 2022, his term will be shorter than three months. He is the second person to directly ascend from the Bar Council of India to the position of chief justice in India.
Chief Justice of India: FAQs
Q Who was the first Chief Justice of India?
Ans. The country of India’s first Chief Justice was Harilal Jekisundas Kania.
Q Who was the first Women Judge of the Supreme Court of India?
Ans. The first female judge of the Indian Supreme Court was Fatima Beevi.
Q Who is the current Chief Justice of India?
Ans. India’s Chief Justice is currently Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana.
Q Who will be the 49th Chief Justice of India?
Ans. As of August 27, 2022, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is the 49th Chief Justice of India.
Q Which is the largest court in India?
Ans. The Supreme Court of India is the country’s principal and most powerful court. The Supreme Court was founded on January 26, 1950, and is situated on Tilak Marg in New Delhi.
Major Incidents in Indian History
- Quit India Movement
- Chauri Chaura Incident
- Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
- Green Revolution in India
- Non-Cooperation Movement
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