48th Chief Justice of India : Justice N.V. Raman
President of India Ramnath Kovind administered the oath to Justice NV Raman. His tenure will be only about 16 months.
He has replaced Chief Justice S. A.Bobde. Justice Bobde was relieved on April 23.
Justice N.V. Raman
NV Raman was born on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram village in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, into a farming family.
Prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014, Justice Raman was the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
Appointment process of judges in the constitution:
- Article 124 (2) of the Indian Constitution provides for the appointment process of judges.
- According to Article 124 (2), the judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President after consulting the judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the States (whom the President considers appropriate).
- Similarly, the procedure for appointment of judges of High Courts in states is provided in Article 217 of the Constitution.
- As per the provisions of Article 217, the Chief Justice of the High Court is appointed by the President of India after consultation with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Governor of the State concerned.
- Apart from the Chief Justice of the High Court, a Judge other than the Chief Justice of the High Court is appointed after consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.
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- In relation to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the outgoing Chief Justice recommends the name of his successor.
- But after this process came into controversy after the year 1970, now the seniority order has started to be considered as the basis in its practical form.
Source – PIB