Justice Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India. Law Ministry Thursday notified the appointment of Justice Gogoi.

He will succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who will retire on 2nd of next month. Justice Gogoi is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after Chief Justice Misra.

He will assume charge on 3rd October and will have a tenure of nearly 13 months.

Justice Gogoi joined the Bar in 1978 and practised mainly in the Gauhati High Court. He was appointed as Permanent Judge of Gauhati High Court in February 2001.

He was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2010 and later was appointed as Chief Justice there. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court in April 2012.