On 6th April 2021, the President of India Appointed Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court, as the 48th Chief Justice of India (CJI). The notification regarding the appointment was issued by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice.
- He will take over as the CJI from Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde on 24th April 2021. He will serve for a tenure of 16 months till 26th August 2022.
The Chief Justice of India is appointed by the President of India under clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution.
About Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana:
i.Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana hails from Ponnavaram Village, Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh(AP).
ii.He has practised in the High Court of AP, Central and AP Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India.
iii.He has served as a puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of India since 17th February 2014.
iv.He has served as the Chairman of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee from 7th March 2019 to 26th November 2014.
v.He has served as the Executive Chairman of the National Legal services authority(NALSA) since November 2019.
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About Ministry of Law and Justice:
Union Minister– Ravi Shankar Prasad (Constituency- Patna Sahib, Bihar)