Next CJI of India in line
In this article, we will cover all the information regarding the next CJI of India, the current CJI (Chief Justice of India).
Also, we will discuss here the list of CJIs, salary, appointment, removal procedure, first female CJI of India.
Who will be the next CJI (Chief Justice of India)?
Justice NV Ramana is appointed as the next CJI of the Supreme Court of India. He will take oath on 24 Apr 21 as 48th CJI of India.
Current Chief Justice of India
The current Chief Justice of India(CJI) is Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde.
He is the 47th CJI since the formation of the Supreme Court of India.
The supreme court of India has formed 69 years ago in 1950 after the adoption of the Constitution of India.
Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde had succeeded Justice Ranjan Gogoi who served as the 46th Chief Justice of India till 17 November 2019.
Chief Justice of India is the head of the Judiciary of India and the Supreme Court of India. He looks after all the administrative functions.
Important facts about Chief Justice of India:-
- The term length of CJI is till the age of 65 years.
- The salary of CJI is 2,80,000 (US$ 4100) per month.
- Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took over the charge of CJI on 18 November 2019 and will remain in office till 23 April 2021.
- The CJI is appointed by the President of India on the recommendations of the outgoing CJI by date of appointment to the Supreme Court of India.
- The collegium of the Supreme Court of India nominates the CJI.
- Justice HJ Kania was the first CJI of India from 1950-1951.
- Justice YV Chandrachud is the longest-serving Chief Justice.
- Kamal Narain Singh is the shortest-serving Chief Justice.
Article 124 of the Constitution of India gives the provision of appointing the judges of the Supreme Court.
There are no specific provisions given in our Constitution for the appointment of CJI.
However, the outgoing CJI recommends his successor name to the Government of India.
The President of India then appoints the Chief Justice of India on his recommendation as his successor.
The CJI is appointed till the age of 65 years. However, he can be removed only through a procedure of impeachment by the Parliament of India.
Article 124 (4) lays down the procedure of impeachment of the judges of the supreme court of India.
There is no separate procedure mentioned in our constitution for the removal of CJI.
The judges of the supreme court can be removed by the procedure of impeachment by the Parliament of India.
The procedure of impeachment shall be supported by each House of Parliament by a majority of the total membership of that house or by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that house present and voting.
If the impeachment procedure is passed by the majority in both the houses than it is presented to the President of India.
He is then bound to pass the orders for removal of the judge on the ground of proved misbehave or incapacity.
Interesting Facts about Chief Justice of India
The Chief justice of India also acts as acting President of India if, both the offices of President and Vice president are vacant.
On 3 May 1969, when 3rd President of India Zakir Hussain Khan died in office Vice President VV Giri acted as President.
Later on, VV Giri resigned as President. Then the Present Chief Justice of India Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah became the president of India.
First Female Justice in the Supreme Court of India
M. Fathima Beevi was the first female justice in the Supreme Court of India. She served from 06 Oct 1989 to 29 April 1992.
She was born on 30 April 1927 at Pathanamthitta, Travancore.
Lists of Chief Justice of India from 1950 to 2019
Since 1950, there are a total of 47 Chief Justice of India who has served the Supreme Court of India which includes the present Chief Justice of India Justice SA Bobde. The complete list is as follows:-
|Ser.||Name||Period of Office|
|1.||HJ Kania||26 jan 1950 – 06 Nov 1951|
|2.||M Patanjali Sastri||07 Nov 1951 – 03 Jan 1954|
|3.||Mehr Chand Mahajan||04 Jan 1954 – 22 Dec 1954|
|4.||Bijan Kumar Mukherjea||23 Dec 1954 – 31 Jan 1956|
|5.||Sudhi Ranjan Das||01 Feb 1956 – 30 Sep 1959|
|6.||Bhuvaneswar Prasad Sinha||01 Oct 1959 – 31 Jan 1964|
|7.||PB Gajendragadkar||01 Feb 1964 – 15 Mar 1966|
|8.||Amal Kumar Sarkar||16 Mar 1966 – 29 Jun 1966|
|9.||Koka Subba Rao||30 Jun 1966 – 11 Apr 1967|
|10.||Kailas Nath Wanchoo||12 Apr 1967 – 24 Feb 1968|
|11.||Mohammad Hidayatullah||25 Feb 1968 – 16 Dec 1970|
|12.||Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah||17 Dec 1970 – 21 Jan 1971|
|13.||Sarv Mittra Sikri||22 Jan 1971 – 25 Apr 1973|
|14.||AN Ray||26 Apr 1973 – 27 Jan 1977|
|15.||Mirza Hameedullah Beg||29 Jan 1977 – 21 Feb 1978|
|16.||YV Chandrachud||22 Feb 1978 – 11 Jul 1985|
|17.||PN Bhagwati||12 Jul 1985 – 20 Dec 1986|
|18.||Raghunandan Swarup Pathak||21 Dec 1986 – 18 Jun 1989|
|19.||Engalaguppe Seetharamiah Venkataramiah||19 Jun 1989 – 17 Dec 1989|
|20.||Sabyasachi Mukherji||18 Dec 1989 – 25 Sep 1990|
|21.||Ranganath Mishra||26 Sep 1990 – 24 Nov 1991|
|22.||Kamal Narain Singh||25 Nov 1991 – 12 Dec 1991|
|23.||Madhukar Hiralal Kania||13 Dec 1991 – 17 Nov 1992|
|24.||Lalit Mohan Sharma||18 Nov 1992 – 11 Feb 1993|
|25.||MN Venkatachaliah||12 Feb 1993 – 24 Oct 1994|
|26.||Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi||25 Oct 1994 – 24 Mar 1997|
|27.||JS Verma||25 Mar 1997 – 17 Jan 1998|
|28.||Madan Mohan Punchhi||18 Jan 1998 – 09 Oct 1998|
|29.||Adarsh Sein Anand||10 Oct 1998 – 31 Oct 2001|
|30.||Sam Piroj Bharucha||01 Nov 2001 – 05 May 2002|
|31.||Bhupinder Nath Kirpal||06 May 2002 – 07 Nov 2002|
|32.||Gopal Ballav Pattanaik||08 Nov 2002 – 18 Dec 2002|
|33.||VN Khare||19 Dec 2002 – 01 May 2004|
|34.||S Rajendra Babu||02 May 2004 – 31 May 2004|
|35.||Ramesh Chandra Lahoti||01 Jun 2004 – 31 Oct 2005|
|36.||Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal||01 Nov 2005 – 13 Jan 2007|
|37.||KG Balakrishnan||14 Jan 2007- 12 May 2010|
|38.||SH Kapadia||13 May 2010 – 28 Sep 2012|
|39.||Altamas Kabir||29 Sep 2012 – 18 Jul 2013|
|40.||P Sathasivam||19 Jul 2013 – 26 Apr 2014|
|41.||Rajendra Mal Lodha||27 Apr 2014 – 24 Sep 2014|
|42.||HL Dattu||25 Sep 2014 – 02 Dec 2015|
|43.||TS Thakur||03 Dec 2015 – 03 Jan 2017|
|44.||Jagdish Singh Khehar||04 Jan 2017 – 27 Aug 2017|
|45.||Dipak Misra||28 Aug 2017 – 02 Oct 2018|
|46.||Ranjan Gogoi||03 Oct 2018 – 17 Nov 2019|
|47.||SA Bobde||18 Nov 2019 – present|