Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on Wednesday, took oath as the new chief justice of India. Justice Ranjan Gogoi becomes the 46th Chief Justice of India after replacing the former Chief Justice Deepak Misra.
The 63-year-old Gogoi sworn in as the Chief Justice of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall. His tenure will be of over 13 months as he is going to retire from the position on November 17, 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were among the known politicians who were in attendance.
Rajan Gogoi now has become the first chief justice of India, who hails from North-east India as he succeeds former Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who retired on October 1, 2018.
Earlier, Gogoi has stated that he would be focusing on dealing matters pertaining to the poverty-stricken populations and a list of pending cases which need to be accessed.
“Two things are troubling me–pendency of case, which brings in a lot of disrepute to courts, and providing justice to poverty-stricken population,” justice Gogoi said last week in his keynote address in New Delhi at an interactive session on the “Role of Bar and Bench in Social Engineering” organised by the Youth Bar Association of India.
“In civil cases, parties get relief after two or three generations. I have a plan to tackle it and request everyone’s support,” he said on the civil cases that have been piling up at the courts.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi started his professional journey as an advocate in1978 in the Guwahati high court. Later in 2001, Gogoi was appointed as the judge in Guwahati High Court. On April 23, 2012, he was moved to Supreme Court before appointing as the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court on February 12, 2011.