The President has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India.
Justice Gogoi will assume office from October 3. He is the first Chief Justice of India from Assam.
The warrant of the appointment comes in less than 10 days after incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor. The Press Information Bureau released a statement about the appointment.
Justice Gogoi would have a tenure as Chief Justice of India of about 13 months till his retirement on November 17, 2019.
Chief Justice Misra followed convention by recommending the next senior most Supreme Court judge, Justice Gogoi, as his successor in office.