Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India, succeeds Dipak Misra; Here's all you need to know

Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India and succeeded Justice Dipak Misra on Wednesday.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India, succeeds Dipak Misra
Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. (ANI)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 03 Oct 2018 11:28 AM
New Delhi: Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. He sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India and succeeded Justice Dipak Misra. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to the 63-year-old Justice Gogoi at a brief ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan's Darbar Hall. Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and would retire on November 17, 2019. He is the first Chief Justice of India from Assam.

Gogoi's predecessor Chief Justice Dipak Misra demitted office on October 2, with Monday being his last working day in the top court. Justice Misra had earlier in September recommended Justice Gogoi as his successor as per the established practice of naming the senior-most judge after the CJI for the post. Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on September 13 appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India, according to the Law Ministry. He will assume office from today.





Who is Ranjan Gogoi?

• Appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi is the first person from any northeastern state to take the top post in the Indian judiciary.

• Born on November 18, 1954, Gogoi first became a judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.

• He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010 and became the Chief Justice there.

• Gogoi joined the Bar in 1978 and practiced in the Gauhati High Court. Here he practiced on constitutional, taxation and company matters.

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• He was made a Permanent Judge there on February 28, 2001.

• Gogoi completed his primary education from Don Bosco School Dibrugarh before pursuing history from Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College.

• There are some key cases pending before CJI Ranjan Gogoi. He is expected to preside over several major cases during his tenure, including the Ram Janmaboomi-Babri Masjid title suit and the National Register for Citizens (NRC).

• Gogoi will also decide on the three-judge bench that will hear the Ayodhya case and when the hearings will commence.

• Son of former Assam Chief Minister Keshab Chandra Gogoi, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. Gogoi completed his primary education from Don Bosco School Dibrugarh before pursuing history from Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College.

• During his stint as a senior judge of the Supreme Court, Gogoi delivered significant verdicts including Assam’s National Register of Citizens, Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, appointment of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal among others.

Earlier, Gogoi had praised the former CJI Dipak Misra saying that his greatest contribution has been to civil liberties, and cited his recent verdicts in this regard. Justice Misra was a remarkable judge, hailed Gogoi. He had said that "if we fail in endeavour to hold true to our Constitutional ideals, we will continue to kill, hate each other", and had added that the judges in the Supreme Court are all committed and they will remain committed.

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