President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the new Chief Justice of India

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind today appointed Judge Ranjan Gogoi as the new Supreme Judge of India. He receives the oath of office from President Ram Nath Kovind on October 3rd. Justice Gogoi has a term of office of 13 months – until 17 November 2019.

He will hold office on October 3, 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra.

On September 4, the incumbent Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, had recommended Ranjan Gogoi as his successor.

Justice Gogoi was elevated to the Supreme Court in April 2012 after serving as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Punjab and Haryana. As a resident of Assam and the son of former Assam Prime Minister Keshab Chandra Gogoi, he will be the first CJI from the northeastern states of India.

He was one of the four judges who criticized Supreme Judge Dipak Misra at a rare press conference in January and accused him of abusing his role of assigning business as the Master of the Supreme Court list.

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