CJI Sharad A. Bobde had recommended the Senior most Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana for appointment as the Chief Justice of India.
Justice Ramana was born on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram village of Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district.
He was enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983.
He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2000 and functioned as acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013.
Justice Ramana was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on September 2, 2013 and was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014.
He has been a part of various landmark judgements laid down by the Supreme Court:
1. In 2019, he was a part of the Bench which held that the CJI is a public authority under the Right to Information Act.
2. In 2020, the Bench led by him declined to refer to a larger bench to hear the validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370.
3. He was a part of the Bench which held that freedom of speech and conducting business on the Internet are protected under the Constitution and directed the Jammu and Kashmir administration to immediately review curb orders.
4. He also headed the Bench which ordered floor test for then Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to prove his majority in the House in 2019.
As per the recommendations made by CJI, a notification was issued by the Government. It stated that Justice Ramana would be the 48th Chief Justice of India from the 24th of April 2021.
The notification stated that the President, appoints Justice Ramana as an exercise of power under Article 124(2) of the Constitution.
Justice Ramana would be the CJI of India till August 26, 2022.