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Justice SA Bobde Sworn In as 47th Chief Justice Of India

By Gagandeep Sokhey . 18th November 2019 04:44pm
Justice SA Bobde Sworn In as 47th Chief Justice Of India

The Chief Justice of India is responsible for the administrative duties and functions being the head of the Supreme Court of India, which is the highest and final judicial court of appeal under the Constitution of India.

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November 18, 2019: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has taken the oath today as the 47th Chief Justice of India. He has succeeded Justice Ranjan Gogoi and will serve for the period of 17 months and is due to retire on April 23, 2021, the day when he turns 65 years. 

With regards to the Article 124(4) of the Constitution of India, there is a procedure for removal of the Chief Justice as the same has to remain in the office until the age of 65 years. 

CJI SA Bobde has also been a part of the five-judge constitution bench for the recent historic verdict in the construction of Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

In an interview, the CJI shared that he believes in people's reputation and that cannot be sacrificed just to satisfy the desire of Indian citizens. He prefers a conservative approach for the same and will attempt to devise a mechanism in order to lay down the system for all times to come.

In August 2017, Justice Bobde was also a part of the nine-judge bench of the apex court headed by CJI J S Khehar which was for the Right to Privacy is a constitutionally protected fundamental right in India.


Justice Bobde was born on April 24, 1956, in Nagpur, Maharashtra and completed a Bachelor of Arts and LLB degree from Nagpur University. He belongs to the family of lawyers and is the song of eminent senior advocate Arvind Shriniwas Bobde. In 1978 he enrolled as an advocate of the Bar Council of Maharashtra.

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He practised law at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court for over 21 years. In 1998, he was designated as the senior advocate.

CJI Bobde joined Bombay High Court on March 29, 2000, and sworn in as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 16, 2012. In April 2013 he was elevated as the judge of the Supreme Court.

Let's see how the new CJI achieves to restore the image of the Supreme Court as it fell into controversies surrounding the previous CJIs, Justice Gogoi and Justice Misra.