President Murmu Officially Appoints Justice Chandrachud As 50th CJI; Swearing-In On Nov 9

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit had last week recommended Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud as his successor. On Monday, President Droupadi Murmu officially appointed Justice Chandrachud as the 50th CJI.

Justice Chandrachud will be sworn in on November 9.

“In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, Hon’ble President appoints Dr Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India with effect from 9th November, 22,” Union minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted.

The Union Law ministry also shared a statement.

A week ago, Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit had set in motion the process of appointment of his successor by recommending to the Union government the name of Justice Chandrachud, who is the most senior Supreme Court judge.

Justice Chandrachud will serve as CJI for two years, till November 10, 2024.

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