Justice Chandrachud: Justice Chandrachud Was Sworn In As The 50th Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court Today: Justice Dhanunjay Yashwant Chandrachud, who has been appointed as the CJI of the Supreme Court, will take oath on Wednesday. President Draupadi Murmu will administer the oath to him at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India. The program will be formally held in the presence of the Vice President, Prime Minister, Union Ministers, and Supreme Court judges. 44 years ago, his father Justice Yashwant Vishnu Chandrachud served as the Chief Justice of India for the longest time. Now his son Justice DY Chandrachud will ascend to the highest bench. Justice YV Chandrachud served as CJI from February 22, 1978, to July 11, 1985.
Justice DY Chandrachud, who will be sworn in as the Chief Justice of India at 10 am today, will serve as the CJI for two years till November 10, 2024. Supreme Court judges retire at the age of 65. On October 11, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit nominated Justice Chandrachud as his successor.. After him, Justice Chandrachud was appointed as the CJI. President Draupadi Murmu appointed him as the next CJI on October 17. Born on November 11, 1959, Justice Chandrachud was elevated to the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016. He has been part of many landmark judgments of the Constitution Benches and the Supreme Court, including the Ayodhya land dispute, the right to privacy, and prostitution.
Justice Chandrachud was also part of the bench that delivered landmark judgments on Section 377 of the IPC, the validity of the Aadhaar scheme, and the decriminalization of same-sex relations after partially dismissing the Sabarimala issue. Recently, a bench headed by him extended the scope of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act to cover unmarried women for abortions between 20-24 weeks. It is called a national crisis. He was among the two judges of the Supreme Court Collegium who recently objected to the circulation method adopted to collect the views of the members on the appointment of judges to the apex court. He was a judge of the Bombay High Court from March 29, 2000, until he was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on October 31, 2013. Justice Chandrachud was appointed Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998. He became an Additional Solicitor General until he was appointed as a Judge in the same year.
After completing his BA with Honors in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, Justice Chandrachud did his LLB from the Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. LLM degree and Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from Harvard Law School, USA. He practiced as an advocate in the Supreme Court and Bombay High Court. Worked as Visiting Professor at the University of Mumbai, and the University of Oklahoma School of Law, USA. Justice Chandrachud, who is going to take charge as CJI, has many challenges ahead of him. The filling up of vacancies of judges, the creation of infrastructure in the judicial system, and the settlement of pending cases are the main ones.