President Kovind Signs Warrant, Justice Bobde Set To Take Over As New Chief Justice With Oath On 18 November

President Kovind Signs Warrant, Justice Bobde Set To Take Over As New Chief Justice With Oath On 18 NovemberJustice S A Bobde (Pic Via SC Website)

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde will be the next Chief Justice of India as President Ram Nath Kovind paved his way after signing a warrant on Tuesday (29 October) appointing him as the next CJI.

Justice Bobde will be sworn in as Chief Justice on 18 November and will serve this post for around 18 months.

Present Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on 18 October has recommended second senior-most judge Justice Bobde as his successor.

Justice Gogoi was the forty sixth Chief Justice of India, who took the charge on 3 October 2018 and will demit office on 17 November.

Justice Bobde was part of the five-judge constitution bench hearing longest running Ayodhya land dispute case and in which the judgement is still awaited.

Justice Bobde, born in 1956 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, got his BA and LLB degrees from Nagpur University. He was enrolled on roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978 and practiced law at the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court. He was designated Senior Advocate in 1998.

In March 2000, Justice Bobde was elevated to the bench of the Bombay HC as additional judge. In 2012, he was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. Later on 12 April 2013, Justice Bobde was elevated as a judge of Supreme Court.

(With inputs from IANS)