Justice UU Lalit will be the next Chief Justice of the country, CJI Raman recommended from Center
Aug 04, 2022 | 11:57 am
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will be the next Chief Justice of India. Supreme Court Chief Justice Justice NV Raman has recommended the name of Justice UU Lalit for the next Chief Justice of the country. After receiving the official letter from the Ministry of Law and Justice, now Chief Justice Justice Raman has recommended the name of his successor. On Wednesday, his office received this letter from the ministry on Wednesday.
Justice Raman took over as the 48th Chief Justice of the country on 24 April 2021. He replaced his predecessor Justice SA Bowde. He is now retiring on August 26 after 16 months.
Justice Lalit will take oath as 49th CJI on 27 August. However, his term will be only 74 days. Justice Lalit as CJI will lead the collegium that will include Justice Chandrachud, Justice Kaul, Justice Nazir and Justice Indira Banerjee. Justice KM Joseph will enter the collegium with Justice Banerjee retiring on 23 September. Justice Lalit will retire as CJI on 8 November. After this, Justice Chandrachud will be appointed as the 50th Chief Justice.
Justice Raman today sent his successor Justice UU Lalit's name for recommendation as the next CJI. Justice Lalit will be the 49th Chief Justice of the country. According to tradition, the Chief Justice who retired recommends the name of the new Chief Justice. CJI Raman is retiring on August 26 this month.
There was speculation in the media that a few days ago an official letter regarding the next CJI to the office of the Chief Justice from the office of Law Minister Kiran Rijiju Has been sent. Now an official of the office of the Chief Justice said that the letter was received on Wednesday on Wednesday. He requested the CJI to recommend his successor's name.
The Supreme Court collegium meeting was held on Wednesday amidst the atmosphere of stress when Justice Lalit as the next CJI To recommend the name of the Law Ministry delayed writing a letter to CJI Raman. Traditionally, the Ministry writes a month before the existing CJI retirement, which sends recommendations to the Ministry 30 days before his retirement.