President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Justice DY Chanderchud at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and others attended.
Justice DY Chandrachud was formally sworn in as the new Chief Justice of India pic.twitter.com/JY0xdSrLEB
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Chief Justice UU Lalit, who retired on November 9, will be succeeded by Justice Chanderchud.
The country’s 50th highest judge
On Wednesday, Justice DY Chandrachud, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, became the country’s 50th Chief Justice. He will continue in his position until 10 November 2024.
Last month, the central government announced that Supreme Court Justice Dr. Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect from November 9, 2022.
According to a press release, “the President is pleased to appoint Supreme Court Justice Dr. Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect from November 9, 2022, in exercise of the power conferred by Clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India.”
For the first time in legal history: Father and son have served as the supreme judge
Justice YV Chandrachud, father of Justice Chandrachud, served as the 16th Chief Justice of India from 2 February 1978 to 11 July 1985.
This is the first time in the history of the judiciary that a father and son have served as the Supreme Judge.
Justice Chandrachud, his work
Justice Chandrachud is known in the country as a progressive and liberal judge. He is also considered very sensitive to the basic rights of citizens and his most distinguishing feature is his harsh attitude towards abusers.
On 13 May 2016, Justice Chandrachud, who was born on 11 November 1959, was appointed to the Supreme Court.
From 31 October 2013 until his appointment to the Supreme Court, he served as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
From 29 March 2000 until his appointment as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Chandrachud served as a Judge of the Bombay High Court.
From 1998 until his appointment as a Judge of the Bombay High Court, he was also the Additional Solicitor General of India. In June 1998, he was appointed as a senior advocate by the Bombay High Court.