Justice D Y Chandrachud took cost because the fiftieth Chief Justice of India on Wednesday. The senior-most decide of the apex courtroom, Justice Chandrachud is about to function CJI for a interval of two years, succeeding Uday Umesh Lalit.
Justice Chandrachud — the son of India’s longest-serving Chief Justice Y V Chandrachud — was administered the oath of workplace by President Droupadi Murmu on the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. He was beneficial for the highest publish by former CJI UU Lalit on October 11.
Justice DY Chandrachud formally takes oath as the brand new Chief Justice of India pic.twitter.com/JY0xdSrLEB
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Whereas his predecessor, Justice Lalit, had a quick tenure of 74 days, Chandrachud will function Chief Justice until November 10, 2024.
Born on November 11, 1959, Justice Chandrachud was elevated to the highest courtroom on Could 13, 2016. He has been a part of a number of Structure benches and landmark verdicts of the highest courtroom together with on issues regarding the Ayodhya land dispute, the appropriate to privateness and adultery.
Simply final month, a bench headed by Justice Chandrachud expanded the scope of the Medical Termination of Being pregnant (MTP) Act and the corresponding guidelines to incorporate single ladies for abortion between 20-24 weeks of being pregnant.
In an interview with The Indian Specific on the eve of being sworn in, Justice Chandrachud mentioned that his mission was to make the judicial system “extra easy, extra clear, extra environment friendly in order that the interface of frequent residents with the judiciary turns into straightforward, easy and clear”.