Ranjan Gogoi appointed next Chief Justice of India
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India, the law ministry confirmed in a notification.
Taking the baton from CJI Dipak Misra, Justice Gogoi will assume office on October 3, 2018, as the 46th CJI. His tenure will end in November 2019.
Chief Justice of India office has sent the letter to the Union of India (UOI) recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India.
As per convention, the outgoing Chief Justice sends the recommendation for his successor to the government 30 days before he is to demit office so that the Chief Justice-designate is named well in time. CJI Misra leaves office on October 2.
The Union Law Ministry had last week written to the Chief Justice requesting him to recommend the name of his successor. If the recommendation is cleared by the Central government, Justice Gogoi will be administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind on October 3.