Justice N V Ramana to be next (48th) Chief Justice of India
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has recommended senior-most judge Justice NV Ramana as his successor and the 48th Chief Justice of India in keeping with convention and norms of seniority. CJI Bobde is set to retire on April 23.
Justice NV Ramana is the most senior judge in the Supreme Court after Chief Justice Bobde.
Born on August 27, 1957, Justice Ramana will have a tenure as the country’s top judge for a year and four months, till August 26, 2022.
Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was born in an agrarian family on August 27, 1957, in Ponnavaram village of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
He was enrolled as an Advocate at the Bar on February 10, 1983 was appointed as permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000 and also functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from. March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013.
Justice Ramana was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from September 2, 2013 and further elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India from February 17, 2014.
The Centre had recently asked Chief Justice Bobde, who is retiring on April 23, to initiate the transition process to the top judicial office.