The outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI) S.A. Bobde, on the 24th of March, recommended Justice N.V. Ramana as his successor.
CJI Bobde, who is due to retire from his post on the 23rd of April, sent the recommendation letter to the Government of India (GoI.) He even handed over a copy of the recommendation to Justice N.V. Ramana. With this, N.V. Ramana would be the first judge from Andhra Pradesh to be the next CJI.
The recommendation from the outgoing CJI Bobde came after the Central Government asked him to recommend his successor. Now, the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad would proceed with the procedure and put the CJI’s recommendation before Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who later would forward the same with his advice to the President of India Ramnath Kovind.
The selection of the CJI is based on seniority and Justice N.V. Ramana is the senior most judge of the Apex Court after CJI S.A. Bobde.
After CJI S.A. Bobde, the next CJI, would have a tenure till the 26th of August 2022. The new CJI would take over on the 24th of April 2021.
The new CJI would be the 48th Chief Justice of India.