President Ram Nath Kovind signed a warrant to appoint Justice Sharad A. Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI).

He will take the oath as CJI on November 18. His term will extend until April 2021.

As per convention, outgoing CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommended the name of Justice Bobde, the most senior judge of the Supreme Court as his successor.

Justice Bobde is part of the five-judge Constitutional Bench that is hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute.

Starting out as an additional judge in the Bombay High Court in 2000, he has served as the Chief Justice in Madhya Pradesh before being elevated to the Supreme Court in 2013.

Source: The Hindu

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