Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India's Supreme Court. The Law Ministry announced this on Thursday. Gogoi will take oath as the 46th Chief Justice of the country on October 3.
Supreme Court's Chief Justice Deepak Mishra retires October 2 After him, Ranjan Gogoi is the senior most of the current judges of the Supreme Court. On September 4, Justice Deepak Mishra sent Ranjan Gogoi's name to the Law Ministry for the next Chief Justice.
Speculation about appointment as the next Chief Justice of Justice Gogoi was started when four Supreme Judges of the Supreme Court, including Justice Gogoi, had a press conference in January this year. In this press conference, the judges criticized Chief Justice Justice Mishra for various issues. The four judges had raised the issue of the allocation of cases to some of the benchs. Those who address the press conference are J.J. Chelameshwar was also involved.
According to the report related to the appointment of judges in the Supreme Court (MOP), the appointment of the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court to the post of Chief Justice of India should be appointed which should be considered appropriate for that post. After receiving the recommendation from the CJI under this process, the Law Minister holds him in front of the Prime Minister who advises the President in this matter.