Sunday, March 26, 2023

CJI Lalit recommends Justice Chandrachud as his successor

Chief Justice of India U U Lalit Tuesday recommended to the Centre the name of senior-most Supreme Court judge Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud as his successor.
Justice Chandrachud, who has been part of several Constitution benches and landmark verdicts of the top court including on matters relating to the Ayodhya land dispute, will become the 50th CJI on November 9 once the recommendation is accepted by the government.
Justice Chandrachud will have a tenure of two years as the CJI and is due to retire on November 10, 2024. Supreme Court judges retire at the age of 65. Setting in motion the process of appointment of the next CJI, the incumbent Chief Justice handed over the copy of his letter of recommendation to Justice Chandrachud.


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