Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde Takes Oath as 47th Chief Justice of India
CJI SA Bobde (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, November 18: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India on Monday. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office of Chief Justice of India to Justice Bobde. Outgoing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on October 18 had recommended Justice Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the apex court, as his successor. Justice Bobde will serve as CJI for around 18 months and retire on April 23, 2021. Who Is Justice SA Bobde? All About The Supreme Court Judge Who Has Been Recommended by Ranjan Gogoi As Next CJI.

Born on April 24, 1956, in Maharashtra, Justice Bobde studied in the Nagpur University. In 2000, he joined the Bombay High Court as an additional judge. In 2012, he became Chief Justice (CJ) of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He also served as the Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai and MNLU, Nagpur.

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He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 12, 2013. Justice Bobde was part of the five-judge constitution bench hearing the longest-running Ayodhya land dispute case. He was part of the in-house panel which has handled the controversial case related to allegations of sexual harassment against former Chief Justice Gogoi who retired on November 18. Gogoi took charge on October 3, 2018.