In the exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, Hon'ble President Draupadi Murmu has appointed Justice D.Y. Chandrachud as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Chandrachud's tenure as CJI will start on November 9, 2022.
New Delhi: Justice DY Chandrachud was on Monday appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI). Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju gave this information. Justice Chandrachud will take oath as the Chief Justice on November 9, a day after incumbent CJI Uday Umesh Lalit retires on attaining 65 years of age. Justice Lalit had a brief tenure of 74 days, while Justice Chandrachud's tenure as CJI would be two years.
Justice UU Lalit was appointed as the Chief Justice of India. Before retiring in November this year, Supreme Court Chief Justice UU Lalit had recommended Justice DY Chandrachud as his successor.
Justice UU Lalit took over as the Chief Justice of India on August 27. However, he will now retire on November 8, 2022, after his 74-day tenure. On 7 October, the central government had written a letter to CJI Uday Umesh Lalit asking him to nominate his successor, after which Justice UU Lalit called a meeting of all the judges of the Supreme Court. After this, as the next CJI of the Supreme Court, D.Y. A letter in the name of Chandrachud was sent to the central government.