New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) U U Lalit on October 11, recommended the name of D Y Chandrachud, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, to the Union government as his successor.
CJI Lalit submitted his letter of recommendation after the Union government, on October 7, sent him a letter seeking his recommendation for the post.
According to the established procedure of naming India’s chief justice, the Union law minister seeks the recommendation from the outgoing CJI before the end of their tenure and they, in turn, submit the name of the senior-most judge of the top court.
CJI Lalit, who was sworn in on August 27 this year, is set to retire on November 8. Thereafter, on November 9, Justice Chandrachud will be sworn-in as India’s 50th chief justice.
Justice Chandrachud will have a tenure of two years and will demit office on November 10, 2024.
A former judge of the Bombay high court and former chief justice of the Allahabad high court, Justice Chandrachud is currently the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).