Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as new Chief Justice of India

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NEW DELHI: Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Wednesday. He succeeds Chief Justice Dipak Misra who retired on October 2.

He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.

As CJI, Justice Gogoi will also be heading the bench of the top court that, for the first time in its history, will face a camera inside the courtroom for live-streaming of the proceedings.

Earlier this year, Justice Gogoi along with three other top court judges held an unprecedented press conference publicly accusing the former CJI Misra of the alleged faulty administration of the top court.

As CJI, Justice Gogoi will also be heading the bench of the top court that, for the first time in its history, will face a camera inside the courtroom for live-streaming of the proceedings.
Later on, he said that “there is no crisis” in the top court.

Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He initially practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters.

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