Justice S A Bobde To Take Oath As Chief Justice Of India Today, To Serve As CJI For Around 18 Months

Justice S A Bobde (Pic Via SC Website)

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde will be sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India on Monday (18 November).

According to a statement, President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office of Chief Justice of India to Justice Bobde at 9.30 am.

Outgoing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on 18 October had recommended Justice Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the apex court, as his successor.

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Justice Bobde will serve as CJI for around 18 months and retire on 23 April 2021.

Born in Nagpur on 24 April 1956, he completed his graduation and obtained a law degree from Nagpur University. He was enrolled on the roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978 and was designated as Senior Advocate in 1998.

His career as judge began on 29 March 2000 when he was appointed as Additional Judge in the Bombay High Court, and he rose to become Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 16 October 2012.

He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 12 April 2013.

Justice Bobde was part of the five-judge constitution bench hearing the longest running Ayodhya land dispute case. He was part of the in-house panel which has handled the controversial case related to allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice Gogoi, and gave him a clean chit, saying "no substance" was found in the allegation levelled by a former employee.

Justice Gogoi, the 46th Chief Justice of India, took charge on 3 October 2018 and demitted office on Sunday (17 November).

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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