AP Judge All Set To Take Office As 48th CJI
Justice Nutalapati Venkata Ramana, a native of Andhra Pradesh, is all set to replace the current Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, on April 24.
Hyderabad | 6th April 2021
The senior-most Supreme Court judge, Justice Nutalapati Venkata Ramana, a native of Andhra Pradesh, is all set to replace the current Chief Justice of India (CJI), Sharad Arvind Bobde, as the 48th CJI of the nation's apex court.
Bobde will be retiring from the prestigious post on April 23, and it is expected that Justice Ramana will take oath as the new CJI on April 24. He will head the Supreme Court for 16 months, till August 26, 2022.
Bobde himself had recommended Ramana's name for the post, following legal protocol. After receiving the recommendation, President Ram Nath Kovind sanctioned the orders to appoint Ramana to the post.
The appointment makes N V Ramana the second Telugu judge to head the SC after Koka Subba Rao from Rajamahendravaram. Rao had served as the ninth CJI from June 30, 1966, to April 11, 1967.
Hailing from an agricultural family belonging to Krishna district's Ponnavaram village, Ramana obtained a law degree from Nagarjuna University in 1982 after completing a BSc from RVVN College in Amaravathi.
He began his legal career on February 10, 1983, after becoming a member of the Indian bar council.
Known for his expert handling of civil and criminal cases, the judge has earlier served as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, and president of the Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy. Ramana was appointed as a Supreme Court justice in 2014 after his tenure as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
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