Justice DY Chandrachud on Wednesday took oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will have a tenure of two years as CJI and demit office on November 10, 2024. President Droupdi Murmu administered the oath of office of the CJI to Justice Chandrachud at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Justice Chandrachud appointed a judge of the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016. He was the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from October 31, 2013, until his appointment to the Supreme Court.
Justice Chandrachud was the judge of the Bombay High Court from March 29, 2000, until his appointment as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
He had also served as Additional Solicitor General of India from 1998 until his appointment as a judge in the Bombay High Court. He was designated as a senior advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998.
Justice Chandrachud succeeds Justice UU Lalit. Justice Lalit on October 11, had recommended Justice DY Chandrachud’s name as his successor to the Centre in accordance with the convention. President Murmu had appointed him as the next CJI on October 17.