CJI Gogoi recommends Justice SA Bobde as his successor

Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 wrote to the Centre recommending justice SA Bobde as his successor. As per tradition, the sitting CJI has to write and recommend his immediate successor. Photo: PTI

The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday (October 18) in a letter to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recommended Justice Sharad Aravind Bobde, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, as his successor. Justice Bobde will have a tenure, of one year and five months as CJI, till April 23, 2021.

Official sources told PTI that Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice recommending Justice Bobde to be the next chief justice.

According to reports, S A Bobde is the former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is also serving as the Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University of Mumbai and Nagpur.

Justice Gogoi, who was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India


October 3, 2018, will demit office on November 17.

Official sources said the chief justice has gone by the convention to recommend the name of the next senior-most judge, after him, as his successor.

(With inputs from agencies)