Justice NV Ramana on Saturday was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India (CJI). Ramana succeeded the post of the apex court after Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Ramana in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and several other dignitaries at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Justice Ramana, a first-generation lawyer passionate about Carnatic music, will have a tenure of around one year and four months and will retire on August 26, 2022.
Justice N.V. Ramana sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. pic.twitter.com/eSeccJOH8R
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An avid reader and literature enthusiast, Justice Ramana was born in a farmer’s family on August 27, 1957, in Ponnavaram village of Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district.
He worked as a journalist for two years from 1979 to 1980, reporting on political and legal matters for the Eenadu newspaper.
Ramana was called on to the Bar on February 10, 1983, and has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals, and the Supreme Court of India.
He has specialized in constitutional, civil, labour, service and election matters. He has also practiced before Inter-State River Tribunals.