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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as Chief Justice of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi
Justice Ranjan Gogoi
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India at a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here this morning.
 
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Gogoi in the presence of a large number of dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several of his Cabinet colleagues and senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, among others.
 
Justice Gogoi, who is the first Chief Justice of India from the North-Eastern region, will have a tenure of a little over one year. He is due to retire on November 17, 2019.
 
He has succeeded Justice Dipak Misra, whose term as Chief Justice of India ended yesterday.
 
Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. On September 9, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on February 12 2011. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on April 23, 2012.
 
Justice Gogoi was one of the four Supreme Court judges who had held the unprecedented press conference in January this year, raising concerns about the administration in the apex court, saying it was "not in order". The other three judges were -- Justice J. Chelameswar (now retired), Justice M.B. Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph.
 
Justice Gogoi is from Assam, and he headed the special bench that is monitoring the updation of National Register of Citizens to identify citizens in the northeastern state.
 
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