New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India’s office has recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi to be the next CJI, ANI reported quoting sources.
Justice Gogoi is the senior-most judge of the top court after Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Justice Misra retires on October 2.
Earlier this week, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had reportedly asked Cji Dipak Misra to recommend the name of his successor.
As per convention, the outgoing Chief Justice sends the recommendation about his successor 30 days before he is to demit office so that the Chief Justice-designate is named well in time.
If the recommendation is cleared by the Central government, Justice Gogoi will be administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind on October 3.
Justice Gogoi is one of the four Supreme Court judges who had held the unprecedented press conference in January this year, raising concerns about the administration in the apex court, saying it was “not in order”. The other three judges included — Justice J. Chelameswar (now retired), Justice M.B. Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph.
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