Process underway to appoint India’s next Chief Justice: Minister of Justice

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Chief Justice of India NV Ramana recommends Justice UU Lalit as his successor.

New Delhi:

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Friday he had received a letter from Chief Justice of India NV Ramana appointing his next possible successor for the post.

Chief Justice Ramana has recommended the name of Justice UU Lalit as the next Chief Justice of India.

“I have received a letter from the CJI designating his next possible successor. We are following a process. In due course, we will act. The formalities are in progress. I hope everything will go well,” said Kiren Rijiju.

The nomination came a day after CJI Ramana received Mr Rijiju’s letter asking for his recommendation for India’s next Chief Justice.

“The Chief Justice Secretariat of India received a communication on 3 August 2022 from the Minister of Law and Justice requesting the CJI to recommend the name of his successor,” the information shared by the highest court reads.

Chief Justice Ramana will retire on August 26 and Justice Lalit will be sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India on August 27. He would have a short term of 74 days.

Justice Lalit will retire on November 8 and after that Justice DY Chandrachud will be appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India.

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