New Delhi, Oct 3: Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.
He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The swearing ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union ministers, former PM Manmohan Singh, and others.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the first judge the north-east to attain the highest office of the apex court.
He succeeded Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who demitted office on October 2.
Justice Gogoi will have a term of 13 months 15 days– till November 17, 2019.
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.