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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 October 2018, 11:31 IST

Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn-in as the Chief Justice of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the 46th Chief Justice of India after retired Justice Dipak Misra, who was 45th CJI.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda were among the dignitaries who were present in Rashtrapati Bhavan's Darbar Hall for the CJO oath taking ceremony.

Chief Justice Gogoi was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rashtrapati Bhawan. A 64-year-old Chief Justice Gogoi, is the first judge from the northeast to attain the highest office of the Supreme Court.

Justice Gogoi has replaced outgoing CJI Justice Dipak Misra who demitted office on October 2. He will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and would retire on November 17, 2019.

Justice Gogoi had served as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011. He was elevated to the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.

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First published: 3 October 2018, 11:02 IST
 
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