Ranjan Gogoi – new Chief Justice of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

He will hold the office till November 2019.

He is the first Chief Justice of India to visit Raj Ghat and pay respects to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, after taking charge.

He is the son of former Chief Minister of Assam Keshab Chandra Gogoi. He is the first Chief Justice of India from the North-East of India.

He was the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court before being appointed to Supreme Court.

He was one among the four judges who held the Press Conference against the then CJI Dipak Misra on issues related to allocation of cases.

Pic Courtesy: Rashtrapathi Bhavan, PIB

 

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