Justice SA Bobde is new CJI

Justice SA Bobde is new CJI

Justice SA Bobde is new CJI
October 29
12:25 2019

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde  nominated by outgoing CJI as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) will take oath as CJI on November  a day after Gogoi will retire from his post on November 17. The oath will be administered by President Kovind who on Tuesday signed an  warrant appointing him as CJI. With a long stint of eight years under his belt as SC judge, Justice Bobde would be become the 47th CJI and is expected to demit office on April.

The 63-year old Bobde was born in Nagour Maharashtra on 24 April, 1955, and studied in Nagour University. He comes from a family of lawyers. His father Arvind Bobde was the advocate-general of Maharashtra and his elder brother late Vinod Arvind Bobde a renowned senior advocate of Supreme Court. A judge since 2000, he joined the Bombay High Court as an additional judge. He was nominated by the 39th Chief Justice Altamas Kabir as the Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice in October 2012. In April 2013, he was elevated to Supreme Court by Kabir. Bobde has been also credited with the judgement where the apex court ruled that the lack of Aadhaar was not grounds to deprive any Indian citizen of basic services and government subsides.

Justice Bobde is also part of the five-judge constitution bench which just concluded hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute, the verdict for which is awaited and which is also one of the most crucial cases of the county. In an another judgment in 2016, he suspended the sales of fire crackers in the national capital region on grounds of extreme air pollution.

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