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Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra recommends Justice Gogoi as next CJI.

By LawStreet News Network      01 August, 2019 04:08 PM      0 Comments
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra recommends Justice Gogoi as next CJI.

On September 4, 2018, Tuesday, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra wrote a letter to Central Government and Ministry of Law and Justice recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the new Chief Justice of India.

It has been a longstanding tradition in the Supreme Court of India for the outgoing CJI to recommend his successor. According to the seniority list, Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the second senior most judge, and is assumed to take up the post once CJI Dipak Misra retires on October 2, 2018.

The Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) governing the appointment of the CJI, requires the incumbent CJI to recommend his successor at least a month before his date of retirement by way of a recommendation letter to the Union Government.

The recommendation letter is the first step of the process for the appointment of next Chief Justice of India. The letter will enable the President of India to appoint Justice Gogoi as the next CJI on October 3, 2018, that is one day after CJI Dipak Misra retires.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was elevated to the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012. He was appointed as the permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. He was later transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010, and subsequently elevated as Chief Justice of that High Court on February 12, 2011.

Once appointed, Justice Gogoi will become the first Chief Justice of India from the North-East of India and his term will last till November 17, 2019.

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