S A Bobde To Take Oath As Chief Justice of India On Nov 18

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde (File Image) - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde will be the 47th Chief Justice of India and will take oath on November 18. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved his appointment, a news agency reported.

Justice Bobde's tenure will be for one year and five months and he will vacate office on April 23, 2021.

As norms require, present CJI Ranjan Gogoi had recommended the name of Bobde on October 19, and he is the senior-most judge in the SC.

Justice Bobde had played a key role in settling differences between the four Supreme Court judges — Justices Gogoi, J Chelameswar, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph (now retired) — who held a press conference against then CJI Dipak Misra in January 2018.

A former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, he has been part of important cases, including the sexual harassment case against Gogoi. The CJI had assigned Bobde to decide on the subsequent steps in the case after he came under severe criticism for calling a special Supreme Court sitting on April 20 to trash the complaint.

Bobde was on the bench which gave a judgment in the Aadhaar case, the right to life case and is also hearing the ongoing Ayodhya title dispute.

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