New CJI: President appoints Justice DY Chandrachud as 50th Chief Justice of India
Chief Justice of India: Justice DY Chandrachud has been appointed as the Chief Justice by the President of the country.
Justice DY Chandrachud: The President has appointed Justice Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud as the next Chief Justice of the country. Justice Chandrachud, who will assume office from November 9, will be the 50th Chief Justice of the country. His term will be till 10 November 2024. He will succeed Justice UU Lalit, who is retiring on November 8. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju gave this information by tweeting.
Kiren Rijiju said that, "In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud as the Chief Justice of India with effect from November 9, 2022." Kiren Rijiju extended his best wishes to Justice DY Chandrachud for the formal swearing-in ceremony on November 9.
DY Chandrachud's father has also been CJI
In May 2016, Justice DY Chandrachud took over as the judge of the Supreme Court. His father Y.V. Chandrachud has also been the Chief Justice of the country. The record of being CJI for the longest time is also recorded in the name of Y.V. Chandrachud. He was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1978 to 1985.
Has been a judge in many big cases
Born on November 11, 1959, Justice Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud is the current sitting judge of the Supreme Court. In 1998 he was nominated as Senior Advocate in Bombay High Court. He has also been the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. Justice DY Chandrachud has been a judge in many big cases, including cases related to Sabarimala, homosexuality, Aadhaar and Ayodhya.