Justice D Y Chandrachud has been appointed the 50th Chief Justice of India. He will take oath on November 9, replacing incumbent CJI Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, and serve as the CJI for two years.
The President on Monday appointed Justice Chandrachud, a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. as the new CJI.
"In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, Hon'ble President appoints Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India with effect from 9th November, 22," Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted.
"Extending my best wishes to Justice DY Chandrachud for the formal oath taking ceremony on 9th Nov," Rijiju added.
Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud has been serving as a Supreme Court Judge since 2016, and currently is the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority. He was former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and a former judge of Bombay High Court.