The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October, 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra. He will be the 46th Chief Justice of India.
Justice Misra is set to retire on 2 October this year, while Justice Gogoi will retire on 17 November, 2019. He will, therefore, have a term of over a year as the Chief Justice of India.
Adhering to tradition, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had formally recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi to be his successor in the first week of this month.
Born on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was 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 was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12th February, 2011. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 23rd April, 2012.