Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has written to the government recommending Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as his successor, sources said.
According to the sources, the sitting CJI has to write and recommend his immediate successor.
Sworn in as the Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018, Justice Gogoi will retire on November 17.
Justice Gogoi, in his letter, has reportedly recommended that the government should start the process of appointing Justice SA Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India.
Justice Bobde is a former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is due to retire on April 23, 2021.