Justice N V Ramana: 48th Chief Justice Of India:
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution, President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice N V Ramana as the 48th Chief Justice of India with effect from April 24, 2021, accepting the recommendation made by the outgoing CJI SA Bobde.
- He was Additional Advocate General for Andhra Pradesh before being called to the State High Court Bench in 2001.
- Justice Ramana was the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, before his elevation to the Supreme Court on February 17th, 2014.
- As Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority, Justice Ramana was responsible for making India’s legal aid program the largest in the world with aid provided on the basis of a ‘means test’ rather than on basis of fixed categories.
- As CJI, Justice Ramana will have a tenure of 16 months till August 26th next year.
- Justice Ramana has said one of his primary objectives would be to improve the judicial infrastructure through a special purpose vehicle called the ‘National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation’ to act as a nodal agency.