President Droupadi Murmu took the oath of office to Judge DY Chandrachud at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi: Judge DY Chandrachud was sworn in as Chief Justice of India on Wednesday after Judge Uday Umesh Lalit left office.
President Droupadi Murmu took the oath of office to Judge DY Chandrachud at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Om Birla, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Union Interior Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and others were present on the occasion.
Justice Chandrachud succeeds Chief Justice UU Lalit who retired on 9 November.
The senior judge of India’s Supreme Court, Judge DY Chandrachud, on Wednesday became the country’s 50th head of the judiciary. His term of office ends on November 10, 2024.
Last month, the center’s government changed the name of Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, announced as Chief Justice of India, effective 9 November 2022.
The press statement issued in this regard reads: “In exercising the powers conferred by Article 124 Paragraph (2) of the Constitution of India, the President, Dr Chief Justice of India, is pleased to take effect from 9 November 2022.”
Judge Chandrachud’s father, Judge YV Chandrachud, was the 16th Chief Justice of India from 2 February 1978 to 11 July 1985.
This is the first time in the history of the judiciary that a father and son have become CJIs.
Judge Chandrachud is known as the country’s progressive and liberal judge. He is also considered to be highly sensitive to citizens’ fundamental rights, and Judge Chandrachud’s most salient trait is known for his tough stance on offenders.
Judge Chandrachud, born November 11, 1959, was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016.
From October 31, 2013 until his appointment to the Supreme Court, he was Chief Justice of the Allahabad Supreme Court.
Judge Chandrachud served as Judge of the Bombay High Court from 29 March 2000 until his appointment as Chief Judge of the Allahabad High Court.
He also served as Additional Solicitor General of India from 1998 until his appointment to the Bombay High Court. In June 1998 he was appointed Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court.