As we all know India’s 49th Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit will be retiring soon. President Droupadi Murmu has appointed Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud as the new 50th Chief Justice of India. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud will take oath as CJI on 9th November 2022.
A week ago, Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit had set in motion the process of appointment of his successor. While Justice Lalit has a tenure of 74 days, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud will serve as the CJI only for two years, until 10th November 2024.
How is the ‘Chief Justice of India appointed?
To begin with, the President appoints the Chief Justice of India (CJI) under Article 124(2) of the Constitution. In terms of the CJI, the retiring CJI proposes his successor. The suggestion is further forwarded by the Union Law Minister to the Prime Minister, who then advises the President.
Do you know who will be the next 50th ‘Chief Justice of India’?
Dr. Justice Dhanajaya Yeshwant Chandrachud
Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud was appointed as the next 50th ‘Chief Justice of India’ (CJI). Justice Chandrachud will have a relatively long tenure of two years and his retirement will be due on 10th November 2024.
Who is the 25th Chief Justice of India?
Supreme Court of India (1950–present)
No. Name (birth-death) Period of office
22 Kamal Narain Singh (1926–2022) 25 November 1991
23 Madhukar Hiralal Kania (1927–2016) 13 December 1991
24 Lalit Mohan Sharma (1928–2008) 18 November 1992
25 Manepalli Narayanarao Venkatachaliah (1929–) 12 February 1993
Do you know what is the salary of the ‘CJI’ of India?
Also Pays, Allowance, and Pension
Designation Salary Gratuity
Chief Justice of India Rs.2,80,000/-p.m. Rs.20,00,000/-
Judges of Supreme Court Rs.2,50,000/-p.m. Rs.20,00,000/-
Chief Justices of High Court Rs.2,50,000/-p.m. Rs.20,00,000/-
Judges of High Court Rs.2,25,000/-p.m. Rs.20,00,000/-
Who is the highest-paid judge?
The highest-paid general jurisdiction court judges are in the District of Columbia ($218,600), Illinois ($216,297), and California ($214,601). The lowest paid are in the Northern Mariana Islands ($120,000), Puerto Rico ($89,600), and American Samoa ($64,365).