New Delhi, Nov 18: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India on Monday. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office of Chief Justice of India to Justice Bobde.
Outgoing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had recommended Justice Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the apex court, as his successor on October 18.
The President appointed Justice Bobde as the next CJI with effect from November 18. He will serve as CJI for around 18 months and retire on April 23, 2021.
Born in Nagpur on April 24, 1956, he completed his graduation from Nagpur University where he obtained a law degree. He was enrolled as an Advocate on September 13, 1978, and was designated as Senior Advocate in 1998.
Justice Bobde started his practice at the High Court Bench at Nagpur and the District Court at Nagpur.He has specialized in the constitutional, administrative, company, environmental and election laws.