Hyderabad: Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde has recommended Justice NV Ramana as his successor.
Chief Justice Bobde is set to retire on April 23. Justice NV Ramana will be the 48th CJI of India.
A second-senior most Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Ramana assumed office on February 17, 2014. His term will expire on August 26, 2022.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday reportedly sent a letter to Justice Bobde seeking his recommendation.
Born on August 27, 1957, Justice Ramana will be CJI for a year and four months. His term will end on August 26, 2022.
Enrolled as an Advocate in February 1983 at the Andhra Pradesh High Court, Justice Ramana worked as a Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations.
He has also served as an Additional Standing Counsel for Central Government and Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad. He functioned as an Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh.
The judge, who is from an agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh was appointed as a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in June 2000.
He functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013, to May 20, 2013. He served as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court before being elevated to the Supreme Court in February 2014.
He was part of a bench that ruled that suspension of Internet in Jammu and Kashmir should be reviewed immediately. He was also part of the panel of judges which held that the Chief Justice's office comes under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.