On Monday, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India.
Justice Bobde, 63, succeeds Justice Ranjan Gogoi who retired from the CJI office on Sunday.
He took the oath of office at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind.
He has been a part of benches that delivered key verdicts.
Here are more details.
The oath of office was administered to him by President Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Justice Bobde is expected to have a tenure of one year and five months as the CJI. He will demit office on April 23, 2021.
He was chosen to lead the Supreme Court following the rule of seniority, with then-CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommending his name to the Centre.
Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI). President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhavan. pic.twitter.com/2bAhmvvmCJ— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) November 18, 2019
Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI). President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhavan. pic.twitter.com/2bAhmvvmCJ
Born on April 24, 1956, in Nagpur, Justice Bobde is the fourth judge from Maharashtra to hold the position of CJI.
He attained BA and LLB degrees from Nagpur University and was enrolled as an advocate of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978.
He was elevated to the Bombay High Court in 2000, and as a Supreme Court judge in 2013.
Justice Bobde had appearances before the Principal Seat of the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court for over 21 years. In 2012, he also took over as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Justice Bobde was part of the five-judge Constitution bench that pronounced the SC's historic judgment in the Ayodhya dispute case.
In August 2017, Bobde was part of the nine-judge bench, which unanimously designated the Right to Privacy a constitutionally-protected fundamental right.
He was also on a three-judge bench which ruled that no Indian citizen should be denied basic services over an Aadhaar card.
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