This morning, Justice NV Ramana handed over a copy of the recommendation to Justice Lalit, suggesting the name of Justice U Lalit as his successor to the government. On Wednesday, Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju wrote to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana requesting him to recommend the name of his successor.
The letter dated August 3 was received in CJI’s office late this evening. According to the Apex court, “The secretariat of the Chief Justice of India has received communication on August 3, 2022, from the Minister of Law and Justice requesting the CJI to recommend the name of his successor.”
Chief Justice Ramana recommended Justice U Lalit’s name as the next Chief Justice of India. Ramana will retire on August 26 and Justice Lalit will be sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India on August 27. He would have a short tenure of 74 days.
Justice Lalit will retire on November 8 and after that Justice DY, Chandrachud will be appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India.