Supreme Court Of India: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday wrote to the office of Chief Justice (CJI) Justice NV Ramana requesting him to initiate the process of recommending the name of the new CJI. . The CJI is retiring on August 26.
As per convention, the CJI recommends the name of the senior-most judge as his successor. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is second only to Justice Raman in the order of seniority. Under the memorandum process (MOP) relating to the process of appointment of judges in the higher judiciary, the outgoing CJI starts the process of recommending the name of the successor after receiving a letter from the law ministry.
NV Ramana is the 48th Chief Justice of the country
If Justice Lalit is appointed as the next CJI, his tenure will be less than three months and he will retire on November 8. At present, Justice Nathalapati Venkat Ramana is the 48th Chief Justice of India. He was recommended by former judge Justice SA Bobde.
Justice NV Ramana was born on 27 August 1957 in Ponnavaram village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. He became a lawyer for the first time in 1983. Ramana was appointed as a permanent judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on June 27.