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CJI Misra recommends Justice Gogoi as next chief justice

Prime News, National, New Delhi, September 4:- Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra Tuesday sent a letter to the Central government recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor.

Justice Gogoi will be sworn in as the next CJI on October 3.

The CJI has written to the Ministry of Law and Justice endorsing and recommending the name of Justice Gogoi, senior-most judge, as the next CJI.

Born in 1954, Ranjan Gogoi hails from Assam and joined the bar in 1978. He was the head of a special bench that monitored the updation of National Register of Citizens to identify citizens and weed out illegally settled foreigners.

Justice Gogoi was appointed as the permanent judge on February 28, 2001, of the Guwahati High Court. He later became the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011, and was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in April 2012.

He was one of the four Supreme Court judges who held a press conference in January 2018, raising concerns about the administration of the apex court and the independence of the judiciary. Justice Gogoi is the senior-most judge of the top court after Chief Justice Misra. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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