Justice Ranjan Gogoi was today sworn-in as new Chief Justice of India. President Ram Nath Kovind administered him the oath of office at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan. He has succeeded Justice Dipak Misra who retired as Chief Justice of India yesterday. Justice Gogoi is the 46th Chief Justice of India.
He will have a tenure of a little over 13 months.
Justice Gogoi joined the Bar in 1978 and practised mainly in the Gauhati High Court. He was appointed as Permanent Judge of Gauhati High Court in February 2001. He was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2010 and later was appointed as Chief Justice there. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court in April 2012.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers including Rajanth Singh and Arun Jaitley and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.