New Delhi, Sep 13: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India.
He will assume office on October 3 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra.
Justice Gogoi will have a term of 13 months 15 days.
He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in April, 2012.
Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He completed his practice in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters.
He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court in February 2001.
After that, he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010.
On February 12, 2011, he became Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.