The President of India Droupadi Murmu has nominated the Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud as the next executive chairperson of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
Notification on the same has been published by the Ministry of Law and Justice in the official gazette.
The Chief Justice of India UU Lalit was earlier holding the same post.
Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud was the former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and a former judge of Bombay High Court.
Justice Dhananjaya Chandrachud was born on 11 November 1959. His father, Justice Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud , is the longest serving Chief Justice of India in the history.
Justice DY Chandrachud studied law at University of Delhi, in 1982 . He worked for a while, as a junior advocate assisting lawyers and judges, including drafting some briefs for Fali S Nariman.
After graduating from Harvard, Justice Chandrachud, returned to India, he practised law at the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court. He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Bombay in June 1998.
He was later appointed an Additional Solicitor General of India, a role he held until his appointment as a Judge
After CJI Lalit’s retirement, Justice Chandrachud will take over as the 50th Chief Justice of India from November 2022.