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Justice DY Chandrachud becomes the 50th CJI

Justice DY Chandrachud took oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India on November 9 after Justice Uday Umesh Lalit demitted office. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Justice DY Chandrachud at the swearing-in ceremony held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He will have a tenure till November 10, 2024.

Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to him at a brief ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and other were present on the occasion.

Justice Chandrachud takes over as the head of India’s Judiciary from Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, who demitted office a day before Justice Chandrachud was sworn in.

Justice Chandrachud served as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court from October 31, 2013. He also served as a Judge of the Bombay High Court from March 2000 to October 2013.

Justice Chandrachud’s father Justice YV Chandrachud was the 16th Chief Justice of India serving from February 2, 1978 to July 11, 1985. This has become the first time in the history of the judiciary, father and son have become CJI.

Justice Chandrachud will serve as the CJI for two years, while Justice Lalit had a brief tenure of 74 days. He is scheduled to demit office on November 10, 2024.

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