According to the law ministry notification, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will assume charge on August 27 after incumbent NV Ramana demits office on August 26. He will have a brief tenure as the head of India’s judiciary and will demit office on 8 November after holding the charge as the CJI for nearly three months.
Under which clause Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed?
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, judge of the Supreme Court of India, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from 27 August 2022.
All you need to know about Justice Lalit:
- He was born on 9 November 1957, Justice Lalit enrolled as an advocate in June 1983 and practised in the Bombay High Court till December 1985.
- He shifted his practice to Delhi in January 1986, and in April 2004, he was designated as a senior advocate by the apex court.
- Justice Lalit, who was a renowned senior advocate, was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court on 13 August 2014.
- He has since been involved in the delivery of several landmark judgements of the apex court.
- He was appointed a special public prosecutor for the CBI to conduct the trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case.
- Justice Lalit is due to retire on 8 November this year.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Supreme Court of India Founded: 26 January 1950, New Delhi;
- Supreme Court of India Established: 26 January 1950.