- Justice NV Ramana has been proposed as his successor by CJI SA Bobde.
- In June 2000, Justice Ramana was appointed to the Andhra Pradesh High Court as a permanent judge.
- He was Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court before being elevated to the Supreme Court in February 2014.
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has recommended Justice NV Ramana to succeed him after retiring next month. On April 23, Chief Justice Bobde will retire. According to sources quoted by news agency PTI, the government had asked him last week to recommend his successor.
On Friday, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad allegedly wrote to Justice Bobde, demanding his recommendation.
After Chief Justice Bobde, Justice NV Ramana is the most senior judge on the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde (file photo) sends a letter to Central government recommending to appoint senior most Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana as the next CJI.— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2021
CJI SA Bobde is due to retire on April 23. pic.twitter.com/VfhkSOKL5z
Justice NV Ramana, who was born on August 27, 1957, will be the country’s top judge for a year and four months, from August 26, 2022, to August 26, 2022.
The judge who hails from an agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh was commissioned to the Andhra Pradesh High Court as a permanent judge in June 2000. Before he was promoted to the Supreme Court of India back in February 2014, he served as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
He was part of a bench that decided the suspension of the Internet in Jammu and Kashmir should be reviewed right away. He was also a part of the judicial panel that ruled that the Chief Justice’s office is subject to the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
” The Chief Justice of India should be appointed by the Supreme Court’s senior-most judge who is considered suitable to hold the position,” according to the rules for appointing members of the higher judiciary.
Justice Bobde succeeded Justice (retired) Ranjan Gogoi as India’s 47th Chief Justice in November 2019. He was a member of a five-judge constitution bench that issued a landmark ruling allowing the construction of a Ram Temple on the disputed site in Ayodhya.