JUSTICE Bobde Likely To Be CJI Succeeding Ranjan Gogoi

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde from Maharashtra is likely to succeed Ranjan Gogoi as the 47th Chief Justice of India after the incumbent CJI retires on November 17. The retirement age of Supreme Court Judge is 65. CJI Gogoi has recommended Justice Bobde as his successor to the Government. Justice Rajan Gogoi had started his legal career in Gauhati High Court. Born on 18 November 1954 in Guwahati, Justice Gogoi is serving as the 46th and current Chief Justice of India since 3 October 2018. Gogoi enrolled at the bar in 1978, and practised at the Gauhati High Court where he was appointed a Permanent Judge in 2001. He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on 9 September 2010 as its Chief Justice on 12 February 2011. On 23 April 2012, he was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India .On 3 October 2018, he was appointed as Chief Justice of India, succeeding Dipak Misra from Odisha. Arvind Bobde is in line to replace him. Justice Gogoi is the first person from North-eastern India to become Chief Justice of India. Nagpur born Arvind Bobde is a judge of the Supreme Court of India. He is a former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is also serving as the Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University. Bobde comes from a Nagpur-based lawyers’ family. His grandfather was a lawyer. Bobde’s father Arvind Bobde was advocate-general of Maharashtra and his elder brother Vinod Arvind Bobde was a senior Supreme Court lawyer and a constitutional expert. Justice Bobde is due to retire on 23 April 2021.

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