New Delhi, April 24: Justice NV Ramana on Saturday took oath as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI). He was administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, took over as the 48th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Ramana, 63, will be the country’s top judge for a year and four months till August 26, 2022.
He is first-generation lawyer, having agricultural background, and hails from Ponnavaram Village, Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh.
He was called on to the Bar on February 10, 1983. He practiced in High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals, and the Supreme Court of India. He specialised on Constitutional, Civil, Labour, Service and Election matters. He has also practiced before Inter-State River Tribunals.
During his practice years, he was a Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations and as Additional Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad before rendering services as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh.
Justice Ramana served as puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of India from February 17, 2014. He served as Chairman, Supreme Court Legal Services Committee from March 7, 2019 to November 26, 2019. He has also served as the Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) since November 27, 2019.
Initially he was appointed as a Permanent Judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He also functioned as Acting Chief Justice of his parent High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013.