Justice NV Ramana appointed next Chief Justice of India

Justice NV Ramana has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India. President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed him as 48th chief Justice. He will take oath on April 24.

As the CJI, Justice Ramana will have a term till August 26, 2022. Last month, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde had recommended Justice NV Ramana as his successor. 

He was born  in agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on August 27, 1957.

According to his profile on the official website of the Supreme Court “he has specialised in constitutional, criminal, service and inter-state river laws.

In his nearly four-decade-long career, Justice Ramana “has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in civil, criminal, constitutional, labour, service and election matters.

Later, he was “appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000.

He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013.