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As 49th Chief Justice of India, Justice UU Lalit begins his 74-day tenure with an oath.


The day after the retirement of Justice NV Ramana, India gets its 49th Chief Justice of India.President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of Justice UU Lalit at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 27.


Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was sworn in as forty ninth jurist of Bharat at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The magistrate of Bharat, Justice UU Lalit, can have a quick tenure of seventy four days and can demit workplace on Nov eight.

On Saturday, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was sworn in as forty ninth jurist of Bharat, that day when Justice Nevada Ramana retired. within the morning hours at Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of workplace of the jurist of Bharat to Justice Lalit.

He succeeds Justice NV Ramana, who will retire on August 26. In keeping with convention and norms of seniority, Justice Ramana recommended Justice Lalit as his successor. Justice Lalit’s appointment as the new CJI was subsequently confirmed by the President. Justice Lalit’s tenure as the head of India’s judiciary will be brief, 74 days, and he will demit office on November 8.

At yesterday’s farewell function for Justice Ramana, Justice Lalit said that he will focus on three key areas during his nearly three-month tenure, with one of his top priorities being to make the listing of cases simple, clear, and as transparent as possible. Justice Lalit has also promised to ensure a regime where any urgent matters can freely be mentioned before the respective benches of the top court.At least one Constitution Bench will function throughout the year in the Supreme Court, he assured.

“I have always believed that the role of the Supreme Court is to lay down law with clarity, consistency, and the best possible way to do it is to have larger benches as early as possible, wherever the matters are referred to such benches so that the issues get clarified immediately, the matter has consistency and the people are well aware of what exactly are the contours of the peculiar positions in law,” said Justice Lalit.

On his last working day, the outgoing CJI Ramana apologised for not being able to list all the pending matters. He said the court has been firefighting pendency, which rose alarmingly during the pandemic months.

Background of CJI UU Lalit’s

Lalit was a renowned senior advocate before he became the judge of the apex court.On August 13, 2014, he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court. Justice Lalit will be the second CJI to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court bench from the Bar. The first lawyer to be elevated directly to the top court bench was Justice SM Sikri in March 1964.

Lalit Justice was born on Gregorian calendar month nine, 1957 in Solapur, Maharashtra. He was the son of metropolis Lalit, UN agency was a further decide at the Nagpur bench of the city state supreme court and a senior advocate at the Supreme Court. Lalit listed as AN advocate in June 1983. He specialised in legal code and practiced at the city state supreme court from 1983 to 1985. In Jan 1986, he shifted his observe to Old Delhi, and in April 2004, the highest court selected him as a senior advocate.

Afterwards, he was appointed a special public prosecutor for the CBI to carry out the trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case. It is expected that Justice DY Chandrachud will be appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India after Justice Lalit’s retirement on November 8.

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