New Delhi, August 27, 2022 (PPI-OT):Justice Uday Umesh Lalit took oath as 49th Chief Justice of India on Saturday. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office of the Chief Justice of India to Justice Lalit at the President House in the morning hours. He succeeds Justice NV Ramana, who retired on Friday (August 26).

Justice Ramana had recommended Justice Lalit as his successor in keeping with convention and norms of seniority. The President subsequently confirmed Justice Lalit’s appointment as the new CJI. Justice Lalit will have a brief tenure of 74 days as the head of India’s judiciary and would demit office on 8 November.

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