Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed India’s 46th Chief Justice

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on September 13, 2018 appointed India’s 46th Chief Justice by President Ram Nath Kovind. Gogoi will be India’s first CJI from the North-East

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi, one of the four judges who revolted against Chief Justice Dipak Misra earlier this year, was on Thursday appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will assume office on October 3 after the retirement of CJI Misra.

Justice Gogoi will have a little over a year before he demits office on attaining the age of 65.

He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.

Along with three senior-most Judges of the apex court—Justices J Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph—Justice Gogoi held an unprecedented press conference in January this year raising, among other issues, questions over assigning cases to different judges by Chief Justice Misra.

"It is no secret that the justice delivery system is begging for a complete overhaul," Gogoi had said in June 2018 at the launch of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's book Every Child Matters.

Quick Facts on Justice Ranjan Gogoi

  • Born on November 18, 1954
  • Enrolled as an advocate in 1978
  • Practised in Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters
  • Appointed permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001
  • Transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010
  • Appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011

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