Ranjan Gogoi appointed as the Chief Justice of India
GUWAHATI: Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India has officially appointed Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India and is said to take the charge as on 3rd October, 2018.
The appointment comes nearly a week after his predecessor Dipak Misra wrote to the government recommending him as his successor.
Justice Gogoi will be appointed as the 46th CJI and also the first judge from the northeast to be appointed as the Chief Justice.
Born on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978.
Gogoi practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters and was later appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2001.
On 9th September, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court.
He also served as the Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court and following which he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 23rd April, 2012.
Photo of Ranjan Gogoi