Published On: Wed, Oct 3rd, 2018

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as 46th CJI

Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Wednesday in Rashtrapati Bhawaj in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and other dignatories. President President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as 46th CJI

Justice Gogoi is from northeastern state of Assam and his father Keshab Chandra Gogoi was chief minister of the state in 1982 under the regime of Indian National Congress. He is the first CJI from the north-east and his name was recommended by outgoing CJI Dipak Misra.

The CJI started his career in 2001 by becoming a Permanent Judge of Gauhati High Court and in 2010 was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A year later he was appointed as Chief Justice there and in 2012 became a judge to the Supreme Court.

Earlier this year he and two of his colleagues raised questions on the allocation of cases by CJI to the benches in the apex court by calling media to a press conference. Following the incident it was believed his elevation would be in doubt.

Currently Justice Gogoi is monitoring the National Register of Citizens (NRC) process update in Assam. He is known for being a stickler for discipline and has a reputation of applying his mind in his profession. His colleagues define him as “a man of few words, strong and deep convictions and also a man of action. He speaks little but acts.”

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