Justice Ranjan Gogoi is a judge of Supreme Court of India. Justice Ranjan Gogoi is in the line to become the 46th chief Justice of India. He will take oath on 3rd October, 2018.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the first judge from North East India to hold the position of Chief Justice of India.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was born on 18 November 1954 in Gawhati, Assam, he is a judge of the Supreme Court of India since April, 2012. Prior to his present post, he was the Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court.
His father Keshab Chandra Gogoi was a Chief Minister in the state of Assam in 1982.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was enrolled at bar council in the year of 1978. After his enrolment he practiced mainly in the Gawhati High Court. In 28th February 2001, he was appointed as a permanent Judge in Gawhati High Court.
In 9th September, 2010 he was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High court and later in 12th February 2011 he was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Justice Rabjan Gogoi is the senior-most judge of the top court after Chief Justice Misra.
He was one of the four Supreme Court judges who held a press conference in January 2018, raising concerns about the administration of the Supreme Court and the independence of the judiciary.
How Justice Ranjan Gogoi Elected as Chief Justice?
As per the law, the outgoing Chief Justice sends a recommendation for his successor 30 days before he is to assume office so that the Chief Justice-designate is named before time.
Then, The Central government clears the recommendation, then CJI will be appointed.
Present Chief Justice Deepak Mishra is retiring on 2nd October 2018 but that day is a national holiday on account of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1st October shall be the last working day of present Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra. On 3rd October 2018, Justice Ranjan Gogoi shall be appointed as Chief Justice of India by President Ramnath Kobind.