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Banner with 7 circular cutouts containing the images of future Chief Justices of India in order: UU Lalit J, DY Chandrachud J, Sanjiv Khanna J, Surya Kant J, Vikram Nath J, BV Nagarathna J, PS Narasimha J

The Desk

7 Next CJIs

Lalit J will be the first CJI who was elevated to the Supreme Court directly from the Bar; and Nagarathna J will be the first woman CJI.

23rd Nov 2021

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J. Ramana Sworn In as 48th Chief Justice

CJI Ramana's seven-year term as a Supreme Court judge, through numbers and key judgments.

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24th Apr 2021

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Court Data

The Average Tenure of a CJI is 1.5 Years

We examine the tenures of the 47 CJIs since 1950 and compare it with other common law jurisdictions.

24th Apr 2021

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The Desk

RTI Judgment: Confusions about Public Interest

Office of the Chief Justice opened up to Right to Information Act, 2005.

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26th Nov 2019

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Permanent Constitution Benches: Structural Reform of the Supreme Court

Permanent five-judge Constitution Bench to be constituted to hear all constitutional matters.

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4th Oct 2019

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5 Next CJIs

When Gogoi CJI retires in November, he will be succeeded by Justices Bobde, Ramana, Lalit, Chandrachud and Khanna as per seniority.

20th Jun 2019

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Court Data

Number of times the senior most judge was not appointed the CJI

The most senior judge has been surpassed for appointment as the CJI three times in Indian history.

10th Mar 2018

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cases

Partap Singh Bajwa v Chairman Rajya Sabha

The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha rejected an impeachment motion against a judge despite the motion having support of the requisite number of MPs.

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