President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday formally appointed Supreme Court judge, Justice NV Ramana, as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Ramana will assume charge as the 48th CJI on April 24, a day after the retirement of incumbent CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from April 24, 2021,” an official notification said.
Born in an agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on August 27, 1957, Justice Ramana will be the country’s top judge for a year and four months, till August 26, 2022.
In his nearly four-decade-long career, Justice Ramana has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals, and the Supreme Court of India in civil, criminal, constitutional, labour, service and election matters. He has specialised in constitutional, criminal, service, and inter-state river laws, as per his profile on the official website of the Supreme Court.