Justice NV Ramana Sworn In As 48th Chief Justice Of India

 Justice NV Ramana Sworn In As 48th Chief Justice Of India




Justice NV Ramana was sworn in this morning as India's 48th chief justice. President Ram Nath Kovind administered Judge Ramana's oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi in a small ceremony due to COVID restrictions. Commenting on the departure of Judge SA Bobde, who retired as presiding judge yesterday, Judge Ramana said: "We will have a tough time as we fight the COVID wave.

Lawyers, judges, and court staff are affected by the virus. Hard measures are needed to break the transmission chain. We will defeat this pandemic with dedication.

He succeeds former CJI S.A. Bobde, who left office on Friday. Ramana is the first Supreme Court Justice of Andhra Pradesh to be appointed Chief Justice of India. His term of office will be one year and four months, after which the CJI will leave office on 26 August 2022.

Judge Ramana was born on 27 August 1957 to agricultural parents in the village of Ponnavaram in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Since his student days, Judge Ramana has been known for his activism and has been involved in issues relating to farmers and industrial workers.

He began his career as a journalist at a leading Telugu newspaper for a short time before turning to legal practice. He enrolled as a lawyer on February 10, 1983, and practiced at the Supreme Court of Andhra Pradesh, the Central Administrative Court (Andhra Pradesh), and the Supreme Court of India. He has also served as Panel Counsel for various government organizations, as additional Permanent Counsel for the Railway Central Administrative Court in Hyderabad, and has served as Additional Advocate General of the State.

He was appointed permanent judge of the Supreme Court of Andhra Pradesh on 27 June 2000 and appointed Chief Justice of the Delhi Supreme Court on 2 September 2013. He was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice on February 17, 2014. During his seven years on the Supreme Court, he wrote 156 rulings.

Not a single judge was appointed to the Supreme Court during Mr. Justice Bobdes' tenure. This is the challenge facing Judge NV Ramana when it comes to filling the six vacancies on the Supreme Court.

Judge Ramana, 63, who was born on 27 August 1957 into an agricultural family in the district of Andhra Pradesh's Krishna, will be the country's chief judge for one year and four months from 26 August 2022. He is the country's second chief justice from Andhra Pradesh after Judge K. Subba Rao, who was India's ninth chief justice from 1966-67.

In his four-decade career, Judge Ramana has served on the Supreme Court of Andhra Pradesh, the Central Administrative Court of Andhra Uttar Pradesh, and the Supreme Court of India in civil, criminal, constitutional, labor, and electoral matters. He specializes in constitutional and criminal law, interstate law, and river law, according to his profile on the court's official website.

On 27 June 2000, he was appointed permanent judge of the Supreme Court of Andhra Pradesh. He served as acting presiding judge of the court from March 10, 2013, to May 20, 2013, it said. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Delhi Supreme Court in 2013 and has been a Supreme Court Justice since 2014.

Judge Ramana was part of a panel of judges that ruled that the post of Chief Justice should fall under the scope of the Right to Information Act. He was also part of the bench that decided that the suspension of the internet in Jammu and Kashmir should be reviewed.