Justice Ramna to be the new CJI: President Kovind stamped on appointment of Chief Justice, will take oath on April 24; CJI Bobde proposed the name

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Justice NV Ramana will be the 48th Chief Justice of India (CJI) of the country. His appointment has been approved by President Ramnath Kovind. Justice Ramana will now be sworn in on April 24 after getting approval from the President. He is the second senior most judge of the Supreme Court after the incumbent CJI SA Bobde.

Justice Bobde proposed the name
The name Justice Ramna was proposed by CJI Bobde. Bobde is due to retire on 23 April. According to the rules, the CJI has to send the proposal of the name of the new Chief Justice to the Law Ministry a month before his retirement. After approval from here it is sent to the President.

The first judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court who will become CJI
Justice Ramna is the first judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, who is going to become the CJI. Justice Ramna will retire on 26 August 2022. That is, his tenure is less than two years. In November 2019, Justice Bobde was sworn in as the 47th CJI.

Justice Bobde was made CJI after the retirement of Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Earlier, the Central Government had last week asked Justice Bobde to suggest the name of the next CJI. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad sent a letter to Bobde about this.

Justice Ramana started advocacy in 1983
Justice Ramna was born on 27 August 1957 in Ponnavaram village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. On 10 February 1983, he started advocacy. On 27 June 2000, he was appointed as a permanent judge in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. Justice Ramna was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in February 2014. He started his career with advocacy on 10 February 1983.

Justice Ramna was in these three historical decisions

  • On 10 January 2020, Justice Ramana ruled to immediately review the suspension of internet in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • He was also included in the historical bench which had decided to bring the CJI’s office under the purview of the RTI on 13 November 2019.
  • In January 2021, a bench of Justices Ramna and Justice Suryakant ruled that the work value of a domestic woman is no less than that of her office-going husband.

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