Justice DY Chandrachud to take over as Chief Justice of India from Nov 9
New Delhi/IBNS: Justice DY Chandrachud will take over as the Chief Justice of India from Nov 9, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said Monday.
Chief Justice UU Lalit, who is set to retire on Nov 8, recommended the name of Justice Chandrachud as his successor.
Justice Chandrachud was elevated to the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016.
He is currently the senior-most Supreme Court judge after Justice Lalit.
Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, he served as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court since Oct 31, 2013.
He also served as a Judge of the Bombay High Court from March 2000 to October 2013.
Justice Chandrachud was the Additional Solicitor General of India during 1998-2000.