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President Ram Nath Kovind Appoints Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th CJI

Team SoOLEGAL 14 Sep 2018 10:30am

President Ram Nath Kovind Appoints Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th CJI

After months of speculation, Justice Ranjan Gogoi's has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Justice Gogoi, who is the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, will be the 46th Chief Justice of India, and the first person from the north-eastern States to hold a top position at the judiciary.

He will assume the CJI office on October 3, 2018 after the present Chief Justice, Dipak Misra, retires a day before.

Born in Assam on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised on constitutional, taxation and company matters in the Gauhati High Court, and was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati HC on 28th February, 2001.

Justice Gogoi was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court on 9th September, 2010, and appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court on 12th February, 2011.

On 23rd April, 2012, justice Gogoi was appointed as a SC judge.

Gogoi was also one of the four judges, who had held a controversial press conference in January raising questions about the conduct of the current CJI, Dipak Misra on the administrative side.

Tagged: Ranjan Gogoi   Next CJI   Chief Justice of India   Dipak Misra   President Ram Nath Kovind   President of India   Supreme Court of India   Assam  
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