Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana appointed as new Chief Justice of India

Delhi: Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana today took oath as the 48th Chief Justice of India, the All India Radio (AIR) reported.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered him the oath of office at a brief ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He succeeds Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde who demitted office yesterday.

Justice Ramana will have a tenure of nearly 16 months as the Chief Justice and is due to retire on 26th August next year, reports said.

Born on 27th August 1957 in Ponnavaram village of Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district, Justice Ramana was enrolled as an advocate in February 1983, reports said adding he was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in June 2000 and functioned as acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from March to May 2013.

Reports added that he was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in September, 2013 and was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on February 2014. air

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