New Delhi: Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has recommended the Central Government to appoint Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Bobde is retiring on 23 April.
Justice Ramana was appointed to the Supreme Court on 17 February 2014. Justice Ramana will take over as Chief Justice on 24 April. A source said in this regard, Chief Justice Bobde has sent a letter to the Center confirming Justice Ramna as the next Chief Justice.
Justice Ramana will have a tenure of more than 16 months as the Chief Justice. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had sent a letter to Justice Bobde seeking his recommendation. The government had asked the Chief Justice to recommend his successor.
As per the procedure governing the appointment of members of the High Judiciary, “The appointment to the Chief Justice of India should be that of the most senior judge of the Supreme Court considered to be the most suitable for this office.”
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Born on August 27, 1957 in an agricultural family in Ponnavaram village in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, Justice NV Ramana was appointed as a permanent judge of the AP High Court on June 27, 2000. He served as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High from 10 March 2013 to 20 May 2013. Then in the month of September of the same year, Justice Ramana was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
Justice Ramana was appointed to the Supreme Court on 17 February 2014. He has served as Additional Permanent Advocate for the Central Government and Permanent Advocate for Railways at the Central Administrative Tribunal in Hyderabad, as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh.