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Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the 46th Chief Justice of India

Ranjan Gogoi

New Delhi | Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday took oath as the new Chief Justice of India replacing CJI Deepak Misra who retired on October 2.

Justice Gogoi was administrated the oath of Office by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Justice Gogoi oath ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan included dignitaries such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi tenure as the 46th Chief Justice of India will be for a period of about 11 months till he retires on November 17, 2019. Gogoi is the first person from the North East region to hold the highest position in the Indian Judiciary.

Justice Gogoi was a part of the four judges who conducted a rare press conference in January criticising CJI Deepak Misra for misusing his role of assigning cases as the Supreme Court’s Master of the Roster.

Before being elevated to the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012., Gogoi was Chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. He earlier practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001.

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