Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on the appointment of the next CJI

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Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Friday formalities were underway ahead of the appointment of India’s next Chief Justice and hoped all would go well as the government is “always particular” about rules and regulations. agreements.

Responding to questions about the appointment of the next CJI, Rijiju told reporters outside Parliament that he had received the letter from India’s Chief Justice NV Ramana “appointing the next possible successor to become the CJI”.

“There is a process. We are following the process and in due time we will take all necessary actions.

“So the formalities are in progress and I hope everything will go well because on our side we are always picky about rules and conventions,” he said.

Justice Ramana, who leaves office on August 26, has recommended the name of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as the next CJI. Judge Lalit is the longest serving judge after the CJI.

In accordance with the process set out in the memorandum of procedure, a document that guides the appointment and transfer of judges of the Supreme Court and the 25 high courts, in a timely manner, the Minister of Justice seeks the recommendation of the incumbent CJI regarding his successor .

The CJI then recommends the name of the most senior Supreme Court justice deemed suitable for the position.

After receiving the CJI’s recommendation, the Minister of Justice submits it to the Prime Minister “who will advise the President on appointments”.

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