Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was on Monday sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Justice Bobde succeeded Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. He will have a tenure of around 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and several senior ministers were present at the oath-taking ceremony.
Justice Bobde has been a Judge of the Supreme Court since April 12, 2013. Earlier he served as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court for about six months since October 16, 2012. He has also been an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court from March 29, 2000 and a Permanent Judge from March 28, 2002.
Born on April 24, 1956, he was enrolled as an Advocate on September 13, 1978. He started his practice at the High Court Bench at Nagpur and the District Court at Nagpur and occasionally at the High Court at Bombay and the Supreme Court of India in civil, constitutional, labour, company, election and taxation matters. He specialized in constitutional, administrative, company, environmental and election laws.