After the end of the former CJI, Justice UU Lalit by November 8, 2022, the new Chief Justice of India, Justice Dhananjay Yeshwant Chandrachud took oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India today, just a few hours ago. He will have a tenure of two years as CJI and demit office on November 10, 2024.
His oath of office was administered by the President of India, Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. DY Chandrachud, the son of 16th CJI Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud, was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016. DY Chandrachud was born on November 11, 1959. He was the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from October 31, 2013 until his appointment to the Supreme Court.
He pursued BA with Honours in Economics from St Stephen’s college, New Delhi and did his LLB from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. He acquired LLM degree and a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences from Harvard Law School, USA. Earlier, Dhananjay worked as a judge of the Bombay High Court from March 29,2000. He has been part of several constitution benches and landmark verdicts of the top court including on matters relating to the Ayodhya land dispute, right to privacy and as adultery.
Justice Chandrachud succeeds Justice UU Lalit, who demitted office on November 8, after a brief tenure of 74 days. The Supreme Court judges retire at the age of 65 years.