New Delhi: Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is going to be the next Chief Justice of the country, has come a long way to reach the top post of the judiciary and he is the first person in the North-east to reach this position. Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Ranjan Gogoi earned his schooling from the Dawson School of Dibrugarh and studied history from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, son of former Chief Minister of Assam Keshav Chandra Gogoi, had registered for advocacy in 1978. He advocated for constitutional, taxation and corporate affairs in the Guwahati High Court. He was appointed a permanent judge of the Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001. He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010. He was appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011. He was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi (63), in January, made a press conference with three other senior judges of the Supreme Court and after four months he came to the headlines with one of his statements. He said, "Independent judges and journalists who make noises are the first defense line of democracy. "He also had to say that the reform of the judiciary does not need a revolution to maintain a serviceable service for the common people.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi will take charge as the 46th Chief Justice on October 3. They will retire on November 17, 2019. He has made important decisions on various issues including appointment of Lokpal, reduction of sentence of life imprisonment for the execution of Special Courts for special hearing of MPs, MLAs of MPs and MLAs in Rajiv Gandhi assassination, appointment of Lokpal.