Consenting over the recommendation made by the retiring Chief Justice of India the President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice N.V. Ramana as the 48th Chief Justice of India.
Justice Ramana has been elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014, and will have his tenure as the Country’s top judge for a year and four months, till August 26, 2022. Justice Ramana will take oath on April 24.
Justice Ramana has given several judgments during his term as a Supreme Court Judge including, Foundations for Media Professionals Vs Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lata Wadhwa’s case (Compensation case) and Central Public Information Officer Vs Subhash Chandra Agarwal (Right to Information Act case).
Justice Ramana was born on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram Village, Krishna District, enrolled as an Advocate on February 10, 1983 and 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 specialized in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws.
Before joining the Supreme Court, Justice Ramana was the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and the acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court. He also served as the president of the Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy. Justice NV Ramana is the Executive Chairman of the NALSA.