Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India

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Guwahati, October 3, 2018:

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday. His tenure will end in November next year.

Gogoi, who hails from Assam’s Dibrugarh, is the first person from the Northeast to don the CJI’s mantle.

Last week, a plea challenging the appointment of Justice Gogoi as the CJI was dismissed by former CJI Dipak Misra, saying the petition was “devoid of merits”.

Born to former Chief Minister Keshab Chandra Gogoi, Justice Gogoi started his career at the Bar in 1978 at the Gauhati High Court of which he was made a Permanent Judge on February 28, 2001. Later on September 9, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court and became its Chief Justice on February 12, 2011. Subsequently, he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.

During his tenure as a judge of the country’s highest court, Justice Gogoi pronounced some remarkable judgements. He figures in the two-judge bench of the Supreme Court under whose direct monitoring the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated in Assam.