New Delhi: DY Chandrachud Supreme Court New Chief Justice, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday that the President has appointed the Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India from November 9.
Chandrachud will be formally sworn in as the Chief Justice of India on 9 November 2022, news agency ANI reported.
Chandrachud will take charge as the 50th Chief Justice of India, succeeding the retiring CJI UU Lalit. On October 11, outgoing CJI UU Lalit nominated Justice Chandrachud as his successor. Justice Chandrachud’s tenure as CJI will last till November 10, 2024.
Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud received his LLB degree from Delhi University. After winning the coveted Inluck Scholarship, he studied at Harvard University. Justice (SJD) earned a Masters in Law (LLM) and a Doctorate in Juridical Science at Harvard.
His father Justice Yashwant Vishnu Chandrachud was the 16th Chief Justice of India, serving from 22 February 1978 to 11 July 1985. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of India on August 28, 1972. His name is in the list of Chief Justice for the longest time. In Indian history, the period is 7 years 4 months.
He has experience as a Judge of Bombay High Court and Chandrachud Supreme Court and as a lawyer in High Courts of Gujarat, Delhi, Calcutta, Allahabad, Madhya Pradesh. He testified before the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA), Company Law Board, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, several national and state commissions.
He was appointed Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in 1998.
Served as Solicitor General from 1998 to 2000, was Additional Solicitor General. One of Justice Chandrachud’s most notable cases as a constitutional and administrative law lawyer. There are also cases on rights of HIV+ employees, rights of religious and linguistic minorities, and labor and industrial regulation.
29th March, 2000- As Additional Judge, Bombay High Court. He was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on 31 October 2013.
On May 13, 2016, he was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of India.