Justice Uday Umesh Lalit Is New CJI


New Delhi: President Draupadi Murmu has appointed Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as the 49th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday.

A law ministry notification read,”In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from 27 August, 2022.”

It is pertinent to be mentioned here that Justice Lalit will have a brief tenure of less than three months. He will turn 65 on November 8 when he demits office.

He will assume charge on August 27 after incumbent NV Ramana demits office the day before.


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