With the recommendation of outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra that Justice Ranjan Gogoi bee his successor, it is being said that the oath of new CJI may come as early as October 3.
Justice Gogoi will take oath on October 3.
This is due to the fact that incumbent Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra is set to retire on October 2.
This is as per the convention where the senior-most judge is eligible to be the Chief Justice of India.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was in 2001 appointed a judge in Guwahati High Court.
He became the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011.
In January, Gogoi was among the four senior judges who held a press conference in New Delhi citing that democracy in the country was under threat.>