Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Thursday (04.08.2022) recommended the name of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor and the 49th Chief Justice of India.
Chief Justice Ramana personally handed over a copy of his letter of recommendation dated August 3 to Justice Lalit when they met for tea in the Supreme Court in the morning before court.
On Wednesday (03.08.2022), Chief Justice Ramana received a communication from Law Minister Kiren Rijiju seeking his recommendation for appointment of the next top judge.
Justice Ramana took over as head of the Indian judiciary from S A Bobde on April 24, 2021, is scheduled to demit office on August 26 after a tenure of over 16 months.
Justice Lalit, who would be appointed head of the judiciary on August 27, will have a tenure of less than three months as the chief justice of India. He retires on November 8 this year.