Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud: The 50th Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, took the oath of office. Justice Chandrachud was sworn in as Chief Justice of India by President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. His term will end on November 10, 2024. Judges of the Supreme Court leave the bench at age 65.
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud: Key Points
- Justice UU Lalit is replaced by Justice Chandrachud.
- On October 11, Justice Lalit suggested Justice DY Chandrachud to the Centre as his successor in accordance with tradition. President Murmu chose him to be the new Chief Justice of India on October 17.
- The Union Law Ministry began the procedure for selecting the new Chief Justice of India, requesting a recommendation from the departing CJI.
- The outgoing CJI starts the process of choosing the replacement after receiving a communication from the Law ministry, in accordance with the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP), which controls the procedure of appointment of judges in the higher courts.
- According to the MoP, the senior-most Supreme Court judge is deemed qualified to serve as CJI, and the opinions of the departing head of the judiciary must be consulted at the proper moment.
- The MoP, however, is silent regarding the deadline for starting the process of proposing the name of the new CJI.
Chief Justice DY Chandrachud: About
- Justice DY Chandrachud is the Supreme Court’s second-oldest justice.
- YV Chandrachud, his father, served as India’s 16th Chief Justice from February 2, 1978, until July 11, 1985.
- The Supreme Court appointed Justice Chandrachud, who was born on November 11, 1959, to the position on May 13, 2016.
- Prior to his nomination to the Supreme Court on October 31, 2013, he served as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
- Till his appointment as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from March 29, 2000, Justice Chandrachud served as a judge on the Bombay High Court.
- Justice DY Chandrachud was India’s Additional Solicitor General from 1998 until his appointment as a judge in the Bombay High Court.
- The Bombay High Court named him a senior counsel in June 1998.