CJI Misra Recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi As The Next Chief Justice Of India

CJI Misra Recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi As The Next Chief Justice Of India

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Adhering to tradition, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi to be his successor. CJI Misra is set to retire on 2 October this year, while Justice Gogoi will retire on 17 November, 2019. 

As per Memorandum of Procedure, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had written to Chief Justice of India last month seeking the name of his successor form CJI Dipak Misra.

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Except on two occasions in history of Supreme Court, the senior most Judge of the Supreme Court has been not appointed as the CJI. One such exception was when Justice A.N. Ray was appointed as the CJI on April 25, 1973, National Emergency  by superseding three senior-most judges. Another was when Justice M.H. Beg was appointed as the CJI on January 29, 1977, by superseding Justice H.R. Khanna. 

This tradition has continued unabated for almost 40 years now. Justice Gogoi was part of four senior Supreme Court judges who had held a press conference this year, raising questions on the functioning of the Supreme Court under CJI Misra. They had questioned the issue of roster of cases and allocation of benches in the top court.  


Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed a Judge in Gauhati HC on February 28, 2001. He later became Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011.

He was elevated to Supreme Court in April 2012.

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