Justice Gogoi to take over as CJI on Wednesday

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the senior most judge will assume the charge as the 46th Chief Justice of India today

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the senior most judge will assume the charge as the 46th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday.

He would be administered the oath of the office by President Ram Nath Kovind in a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan here. He would preside over a bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Jopseh in Chief Justice's court at 12 noon. He will take up cases, including two PILs.

Justice Gogoi, who hails from Assam, will be the first CJI from the north-east.

The term of 64-year-old Gogoi as the CJI, will last till November 18, 2019.

His name was recommended by the outgoing CJI Dipak Misra last month for the top post in the judiciary.

An alumnus of Delhi University's prestigious St Stephen's College, where he studied history, Gogoi is the son of former Assam chief minister Keshab Chandra Gogoi.

He got enrolled as an advocate in 1978 in the Gauhati High Court, where he practised in constitutional, taxation and company matters before being appointed as a permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001.

He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010. He was subsequently elevated as chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011, before being appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on April 23, 2012.

Gogoi has delivered several significant judgments including Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) and setting up of special courts to exclusively try MPs and MLAs. He also handled the matters related to Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and appointment of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal, among others.

 

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