CJI Uday Umesh Lalit Requested to Recommend His Successor by Union Law Minister


Priyanka Singh

Published on: October 7, 2022 at 21:27 IST

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has requested present Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit, through a written letter, to recommend his successor in the office of Chief Justice of India.

CJI Lalit will retire on 8th November, 2022 and as per the MoP on the appointment of the CJI and Supreme Court Judges, he has been asked to recommend a suitable name for the high judicial position.

Conventionally, the retiring CJI names the senior-most judge of Supreme Court as their successor before the demitting office.

This takes place after the Union Minister of Law seeks the recommendation of the Chief Justice of India for the appropriate appointment to carry forward the legacy.

As per the convention, Justice D. Y Chandrachud happens to be the senior-most judge after the Chief Justice of India.

He may very likely be the 50th Chief Justice of India, with his term of office initiating from 9th November, 2022 to 10th November, 2024.

D Y Chandrachud is the son of the 16th Chief Justice of India Justice Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud, also the longest serving CJI India has had.

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