CJI Ranjan Gogoi Recommends Justice SA Bobde as Next Chief Justice to Centre

Team SoOLEGAL 18 Oct 2019 3:30pm

CJI Ranjan Gogoi Recommends Justice SA Bobde as Next Chief Justice to Centre

The present Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on Thursday, has officially recommended the name of Justice SA Bobde to be his successor and the next Chief Justice, to the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

As per conventional practices, CJI Gogoi forwarded a formal representation in this effect to the Central Government. CJI Gogoi is set to retire as the CJI & a Supreme Court Judge on November 17, 2019.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi had replaced Justice Dipak Misra as the Chief Justice of India on October 3 last year. Eventually, next in line Justice Bobde will become the 47th Chief Justice of India after formal approval from the President of India in this regard.

Justice Bobde had completed his graduation in law from Nagpur University and thereafter enrolled with the State Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978. He practiced for around 20 years at the Bombay High Court and was designated as a Senior Advocate in the year 1998.

Justice Bobde belonged to the lawyers' family. His grandfather was a lawyer, father was advocate-general of Maharashtra and elder brother a senior Supreme Court lawyer and a constitutional expert.

HMJ Sharad Arvind Bobde was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court in 2000 and was made the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 2012. Soon after, he was elevated to the Supreme Court of India on April 2013 upon the recommendation of then CJI Altamas Kabir.

He will have on his Collegium, Justice NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, Rohinton Nariman, and R Banumathi.

Justice SA Bobde also presently serves as the Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai & Nagpur.

Justice Bobde will serve his term as the CJI & a Supreme Court Judge until his superannuation on April 23, 2021.

Tagged: CJI Ranjan Gogoi   Central Government   Justice SA Bobde   Next CJI  
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