The Central government today notified the appointment of Justice DY Chandrachud as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Justice Chandrachud will take over the reins of the Supreme Court after current CJI UU Lalit demits office on November 8, 2022.
Justice Chandrachud will be CJI for a period of 2 years and will retire on November 10, 2024.
As per protocol and custom, the incumbent CJI Lalit on October 11 had announced the name of Justice Chandrachud to take over as the next CJI.
The notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice said in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from November 9, 2022.
The President of India has appointed Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India with effect from 9th November, 22.
Justice Chandrachud obtained his LL.M degree and a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from Harvard Law School, USA.
Prior to this, he completed his BA with Honours in Economics from St Stephen’s College, New Delhi and his LL.B from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
He started practicing law before the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court and was later designated Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998. He served as the Additional Solicitor General of India from 1998 until his appointment as a Judge of the Bombay High Court in March 2000.
Later, he was appointed the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on October 31, 2013.
Justice Chandrachud was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on May 13, 2016.