Justice DY Chandrachud was on Wednesday sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The oath of office to Justice Chandrachud was administered by President Droupadi Murmu. Justice Chandrachud succeeded former CJI Uday Umesh Lalit who retired on Tuesday.
Justice Chandrachud will serve as the Chief Justice of India for two years i.e., till November 10, 2024.
An alumnus of Delhi University's St Stephen’s College and Faculty of Law, Justice Chandrachud served as additional solicitor general of India from 1998 to 2000. He was former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and served as an additional judge of the Bombay High Court.
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.