President Ram Nath Kovind signed the warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde 63, as the next Chief Justice of india(CJI), he would take oath on November 18, a day after incumbent Ranjan Gogoi demits office.
Justice Bobde’s term will extend until April 2021. Following the time hounored convention, the outgoing CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommended Justice Bobde’s name in lieu of him being the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court.
Justice Bobde is also part of the five-judge Constitutional Bench that is hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute.
Justice Bobde started out as an additional judge in the Bombay High Court in 2000, he served as the Chief Justice in Madhya Pradesh and was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2013.