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Justice S A Bobde to take over as 47th CJI, will assume office on Nov 18

He will have a tenure of 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sharad Arvind Bobde | Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was on Tuesday appointed as the 47th of India, the Law Ministry said.

Justice Bobde, 63, will take oath as the CJI on November 18, a day after incumbent demits office.

He will have a tenure of 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021.

His Warrant of Appointment was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind following which the Law Ministry issued a notification announcing Justice Bobde's appointment as the next head of the

The Warrant of Appointment was handed over to Justice Bobde by top Law Ministry officials this morning.

In line with established procedure, Justice Gogoi had earlier this month written to the Law Minister recommending the name of Justice Bobde as his successor.

The convention has it that the senior-most judge in the top court after the CJI is named as successor.

A judge since 2000, Justice Bobde joined the Bombay High Court as an additional judge. He was appointed as the of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in October 2012.

In April 2013, he was elevated to the

First Published: Tue, October 29 2019. 10:44 IST