New Delhi:28/8/18: Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) according to the current practice of the Supreme Court. This claim was made by the famous lawyer Indira Jaisingh. CJI Deepak Mishra is retiring on October 2 and Ranjan Gogoi comes after him in seniority. Earlier, some people were speculating that after the four-judge press conference of the Supreme Court, in which Gogoi was involved, another can be decided to make the next CJI.
Indira Jaisingh claimed in a tweet that it is unofficially known that the recommendation for the next CJI will be sent to the Central Government on September 2 and Ranjan Gogoi will be the next CJI. If this is true then Ranjan Gogoi will swear on October 2. CJI Deepak Mishra’s tenure ends on this day. Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17, 2019
What is the tradition?
Earlier, the Law Ministry had sought Justice Deepak Mishra’s recommendation on the name of the next Chief Justice. According to tradition, Chief Justice recommends the name of most senior judge. It is worth noting that Justice Ranjan Gaooi was named in the four Supreme Court judges who had held a press conference against Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, after which the law enacted the corridor and the politics of the country was also heated.
Justice Gogoi was appointed the judge of the Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001. He is also a judge in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was made Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011 and became the judge of the Supreme Court in April 2012.